Increased regulatory oversight is a reality for corporations in nearly every business sector of the economy. The need to ensure compliance with these regulations on both industrial and governmental levels has never been more crucial. Professionals in industries such as insurance, health care, government contracting, banking, securities, and financial industries routinely turn to our firm for guidance, particularly when charged with or suspected of a violation of criminal, regulatory, or tax laws.
Guy Harbert, Tom Bondurant, Scott Austin, and Justin Lugar have tried several hundred criminal jury and bench trials between them, and have conducted thousands of investigations. With a former Chief of the Criminal Division of the Western District of Virginia U.S. Attorney's Office on our team, clients benefit from Gentry Locke's experience with state and federal prosecutors.
Our attorneys work closely with corporate in-house counsel and executives to ensure no avenue of action is left unexplored. A primary objective is to ensure that details of grand jury investigations are kept private. The best victory involves persuading the government not to file charges against our clients, because litigation is increasingly expensive. When litigation is warranted, we have the resources and dedication to mount a vigorous defense on nearly any subject matter. We are also experienced in negotiating favorable settlements or, when in the best interests of the entity and officers, assisting in the decision of whether or not to accept a plea bargain.
We dedicate ourselves to our clients at every stage of these matters: