White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations

The lines between regulatory, civil, and criminal investigations have become blurred.  Watkins & Eager combines strength and experience in every aspect of the threat to provide a comprehensive, effective response to complex state and federal investigations and actions of all types.  Our lawyers have extensive investigatory and criminal defense experience - including actual trial experience gained from multiple criminal trials - and are also seasoned in the most scrutinized industries. 

We have successfully tried criminal cases in state and federal court.  We have successfully defended clients both criminally and civilly against a broad array of charges asserted by government agencies.  We handle both internal and external investigations and understand how to work with agencies and law enforcement to help our clients avoid criminal charges and civil fines.

Our practice encompasses:

  • White Collar Criminal Defense
    • Health Care Fraud
    • Money Laundering
    • Public Corruption
    • Government Investigations
    • Mail, Wire & Bank Fraud
    • Theft from the Government
    • Criminal Tax Violations
    • RICO Violations
    • Environmental Crimes
    • Immigration Employment Violations
    • Grand Jury Investigations
    • Subpoena Response
    • Representation During Search Warrant Execution
  • Asset Forfeiture in State and Federal Court
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act Investigations
  • False Claims Act Litigation

Professionals in White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations:

J. Scott Gilbert
Mark D. Jicka
Walter T. Johnson
James M. Tyrone


Practice Leader

Mark D. Jicka

Mark D. Jicka

Phone: 601.965.1866

Email: mjicka@watkinseager.com


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