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White Collar & Government Litigation

Criminal Tax Investigations

We have vast experience handling criminal tax investigations conducted by IRS Criminal Investigation (“IRS CI”), the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices in Florida and around the nation. Two of our founding partners began their careers as Trial Attorneys with the Department of Justice Tax Division litigating criminal and civil tax cases in federal courts across the country.

In private practice and formerly as government lawyers, we have been involved in sensitive and high-profile criminal tax investigations including investigations into foreign bank account compliance, allegations of money laundering and offshore tax evasion, personal and corporate tax evasion, and alleged fraudulent tax shelters.

FMH represents individuals and businesses in criminal tax investigations in the Middle District of Florida and other federal districts. If you find yourself the subject or target of an IRS CI administrative investigation or a federal grand jury investigation into allegations of tax fraud or evasion or are considering an offshore or domestic voluntary disclosure, we can help.

White Collar Criminal Defense

In today’s enforcement environment, businesses and individuals face a complex web of regulations and oversight by federal and state agencies. We have deep experience representing individuals charged with federal crimes as well as representing individuals and companies who face federal investigations into alleged white collar criminal offenses such as bank, mail, and wire fraud charges.

FMH Co-founder Matt Mueller was a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. and Tampa before entering private practice. He now defends individuals and businesses facing white collar criminal investigations in the Middle District of Florida and other federal districts.

As lawyers with the federal government and in private practice we have handled a broad spectrum of white collar and regulatory matters, including the following types of cases:

  • Securities & Commodities Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud & Anti-kickback Statute cases
  • Tax Fraud & Evasion cases
  • Government Program & Contract Fraud
  • Public Corruption
  • Money Laundering
  • Mortgage and Bank Fraud
  • Environmental Crimes
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations
  • Antitrust Crimes
  • Cyber Crimes
  • International & Extradition issues

If you find yourself the subject or target of a federal grand jury investigation into allegations of white collar or regulatory crimes, we can help.

Health Care Fraud & Abuse

Health Care entities and their executives and employees face intense and overlapping scrutiny from a variety of federal and state regulators and law enforcement agencies. These investigations often give rise to the potential for parallel civil and criminal liability as well as administrative ramifications.

We have experience representing individuals and entities in the Health Care space in a variety of settings, including federal criminal investigations and civil False Claims Act/Qui Tam cases involving allegations of Medicare Fraud and violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute.

If you find yourself or your organization under scrutiny by a federal or state health care regulator, contact us.

Civil/Regulatory Enforcement

We have experience representing businesses, individuals, and court-appointed equity receivers in civil/regulatory enforcement actions, including the following types of matters:

  • SEC, CFTC, & FTC Enforcement Actions
  • Florida Attorney General’s Office Actions
  • Asset Forfeiture Proceedings
  • Receiverships
  • State & Federal Administrative Proceedings
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) investigations
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) investigations

If you face the prospect of civil litigation with a government agency or industry regulator, FMH can help.

Whistleblower Cases (IRS/SEC/CFTC)

We have vast experience handling tax and other complex financial investigations as well as federal trial experience in numerous federal courts around the country. Our experience includes leading investigations into allegations of tax, securities, commodities, and health care fraud. This experience serves potential whistleblowers well as they seek counsel to evaluate and present their inside allegations of fraud or other illegality to the government.

If you have information that could be used to submit a whistleblower claim to the IRS, SEC, CFTC, or other government agencies and wish to obtain confidential guidance and representation, FMH can help. Contact us for more information.

Higher Education/Title IX

College professors, students, and other university employees increasingly find themselves facing disciplinary investigations and proceedings conducted by their own University. The process can be intimidating and one-sided given the power disparity between today’s large colleges and universities and their students and faculty.

If you find yourself facing a university disciplinary proceeding, let FMH puts its experience investigating and defending complex white collar matters to work for you in crafting an effective and zealous defense. Contact us for more information.

Internal Investigations

Businesses of all sizes can encounter the need to conduct its own investigation of alleged wrong doing by employees or business partners. These investigations require counsel experienced in conducting complex investigations into a variety of regulatory, corruption, and financial crimes.

We have conducted internal investigations and represented executives and employees who find themselves caught up in an internal investigation at the hands of their employer. FMH has experience with internal investigations in a variety of settings. Contact us for more information.

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Micah Fogarty

Micah Fogarty 

Matt Mueller

Matt Mueller

Brian Harris

Brian Harris