Crime is a serious matter that deeply affects the reputation and performance of any company, and very often with unfortunate consequences for shareholders, executives and employees. You need to guard against any issue that could carry possible criminal liability with catastrophic consequences for your business, and avoid flaws in your company's internal compliance procedures to reduce risk of any potential criminal practice.
At Baker & McKenzie we can help protect your company’s interests through preventive and remedial legal measures for corporate crime.
Our Criminal Law Practice Group is composed of a team of experienced lawyers who are available to assist clients in emergency situations at any hour on any day of the year, with support from our other practice groups. We provide counseling in all matters that carry possible criminal liability. We evaluate laws, both current and in legislation, to determine any criminal liability a client and its shareholders, management or personnel could be exposed to as a result of their activities. We anticipate any judicial action stemming from published information that could affect our clients.
We have extensive experience in counteracting judicial terrorism, extortion, and other threats to corporate and personal safety. Whenever companies, managers, or executives are called before court as witnesses or to supply information, we counsel them on how to reduce risk of any potential criminal procedure. We take all action necessary to file suits for damages arising from criminal acts and offer assistance in civil actions for damages resulting from crimes. We have extensive experience in constitutional defenses and habeas corpus. We also issue opinions on corporate activity which could give rise to criminal liability.
Our experience and teamwork, integrity and creativity, confidentiality and ethics, and highly developed infrastructure all guarantee that our clients receive the best legal counsel possible.