Primary Contact

New Haven
P. 203.784.3115
F. 203.784.3199
New Haven
P. 203.784.3109
F. 203.784.3199

White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice

Our lawyers have assisted corporate and individual clients in a broad range of complex civil and criminal government investigations, commenced in the United States and overseas by a variety of government and regulatory agencies and entities.  Our representations have included the following areas:

  • Health Care Fraud
  • Banking
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Antitrust
  • Securities/Hedge Funds
  • Professional Licensure
  • False Claims Act  
  • Environmental/Maritime Pollution (MARPOL)
  • Money Laundering/Structuring of funds
  • Mortgage and Bank Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Tax
  • Government Contracts/FAR
  • Civil and Criminal RICO
  • Medicaid
  • Small Business Administration
  • Investment Companies
  • Public Corruption


David Grudberg and Christopher Rooney, who head up Carmody's internal investigations and white collar defense practice team, have more than 50 years of combined experience in a wide array of criminal and civil cases, at the trial and appellate level, here in Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia and other major cities in the United States.  Representative matters have included:

  • Representation of two multi-billion dollar international construction companies in five year criminal/civil investigation in connection with government contract valued at over $500,000,000
  • Conducted internal investigation and obtained non-prosecution agreement for aviation manufacturing company subject to government fraud investigation
  • Conducted internal investigation and obtained successful misdemeanor disposition for aviation manufacturing company
  • Represented and negotiated non-prosecution agreement for executive of multi-billion dollar public company alleged to have fraudulently manipulated earnings
  • Trial and appellate counsel for municipal chief executive charged with bribery and public corruption
  • Co-trial counsel for partner in major accounting firm charged with promoting fraudulent real estate partnerships; judgment of dismissal granted following trial
  • Representation of numerous targets, subjects and defendants in federal and state criminal proceedings
  • Representation of investment advisor in criminal/civil investigation of failure of $300,000,000 Bayou Hedge Fund
  • Representation of individual limited partners sued by government in multiple civil suits related to failure of $40,000,000 Small Business Investment Company
  • Representation of targets/subjects in various government criminal investigations related to construction, trash hauling, perjury, Medicare fraud, money laundering/structuring, insurance fraud, antitrust and hedge funds

We have also represented numerous individuals within the State of Connecticut courts, and are equally comfortable in the state and federal systems.