White Collar Defense & Government Enforcement

Anderson & Kreiger’s White Collar Defense and Government Enforcement team brings to bear decades of experience handling a wide range of criminal, civil, and regulatory matters involving federal and state agencies.

The specific types of cases A&K lawyers handle include:

  • Bank Fraud
  • Currency Reporting Violations
  • Ethics Investigations
  • Government Contracting and Grant Programs
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Mail and Wire Fraud
  • Public Corruption
  • Racketeering
  • Regulatory Violations
  • Securities and Financial Services Fraud
  • Tax Fraud
  • Whistleblower Complaints

Our Team

When individuals facing government investigations and actions choose to work with A&K, they gain access to some of the top legal talent available in Boston.  The A&K team includes Carmen Ortiz, former United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts; Michael Pineault, former Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit in the Boston U.S. Attorney’s Office and former Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick; David Mackey, former Chief of the Civil Division and then First Assistant U.S. Attorney in Boston and former General Counsel and Interim CEO at the Massachusetts Port Authority; and Lon Povich, former Chief Legal Counsel to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and former prosecutor in the Boston U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Our Relationships

Our attorneys draw upon their access within well-positioned networks, their earned trust amongst law enforcement, prosecutors and regulators, and their uniquely intimate knowledge of how federal and state agencies work and how these types of matters are best managed and best resolved.  This powerful combination leads to innovative solutions to problems that may seem insurmountable to others.

Our Clients

Our clients span a range of industries, including healthcare, banking and financial services, construction, higher education and research institutions, life sciences, technology, transportation, and public and quasi-public entities. They include elected officials, senior executives, corporations, boards, and board members who find themselves ensnared as witnesses, subjects and sometimes targets of government investigations.

Our Previous Cases

Clients turn to us when they find themselves caught up in high profile, extremely sensitive cases, including the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal and the prosecutions arising out of the New England Compounding Center’s deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. We know what is at stake. Our attorneys commit to preserving our clients’ freedom, reputations and careers. Many of our best results are never publicized because we resolve matters before they become widely visible.

Our Approach

Our experience encompasses all stages of the process, from conducting internal investigations to responding to subpoenas, to meeting with government agencies and persuading them against pursuing actions or charges, to handling complex jury trials in cases the government has indicted or otherwise filed. We work with clients to develop plans for responding to white collar and regulatory crises both inside and outside the courtroom. We are skilled at handling matters that require defending on multiple fronts against simultaneous criminal, civil, and regulatory proceedings.

Our Difference

Because A&K is a nimble firm, clients work closely with the senior responsible attorneys and take advantage of their deep experience and first-hand knowledge to craft effective strategies without the multi-layered staffing and associated costs of large firms.

Related Services

Our team handles investigations involving a broad range of allegations, including:


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