The attorneys of Bozorgi Law PLLC have extensive experience representing corporations, executives, public officials, professionals and individuals under investigation, under criminal indictment or information, and during enforcement proceedings in white collar criminal matters. Our lawyers, investigators and support staff are well versed in the handling of enforcement proceedings and white collar criminal matters arising in both federal courts throughout the United States and in state court.
Defending a complex white collar case requires more than just criminal defense experience — it requires having a history of consistently handling white collar matters over time, experience handling cases in federal court where white collar cases are more typically prosecuted, an understanding of the rules that govern federal criminal practice, and an extensive knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines.
Facing Government Indictment
When a corporation or an individual faces a government indictment we fully examine the charges to discern if there are any potential legal challenges to the charging document or any motions to file to challenge the evidence that the government intends to introduce. We fully investigate and gain command of the government’s case, all possible defenses and defense evidence. We use every resource available to gain a fast command of the facts of the case from both the government’s perspective and that of our client. Then we spend as much time as needed to educate our client on the facts and the law surrounding their case, so that we can work as a team to prepare and best defend against the accusations.
Our trial skills rank as one of our most powerful assets against a government prosecution. We believe that aggressive advocacy and developing an innovative defense are critical in defending a client’s reputation and livelihood. The attorneys at Bozorgi Law PLLC have extensive jury trial experience, and have successfully represented many clients. Additionally, in many instances, our experience in trying cases and our readiness to try a case have allowed us to obtain favorable plea negotiations as an alternative to trying the case. We routinely utilize experts and consultants to defend our clients.
We incorporate technology and electronic discovery tools every chance we can to organize and synthesize voluminous discovery which is typical in a complex white collar matter. We believe that our ability to gain a quick command of the facts and evidence strengthens our ability to defend and fight against a Government accusation.
Furthermore, if a client decides to plead guilty, our job does not stop there: We also pride ourselves on aggressive sentencing advocacy. We present a detailed story of our client’s life, mitigating circumstances surrounding the offense and the experiences that brought them before a district judge on sentencing. We are as aggressive in advocating for clients during sentencing as we are during trial. With this attitude we have sometimes been able to achieve even better results during sentencing than what either we or our clients had expected. Our in-depth understanding of the complexities and intricacies of the federal sentencing guidelines has helped many clients.
Finally, and equally important to aggressive advocacy, we pride ourselves on the relationships we have with our clients and our commitment to educate and assist clients and their loved ones throughout a tough, stressful process. We have handled a wide range of complex white collar matters, including health care fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, security fraud, tax fraud, bank fraud, public corruption and FCPA violations. Here is just a sampling of the kinds of cases that we can handle:
Financial and Securities Fraud
Stock price manipulation
Pump and dump schemes
Boiler room frauds
Money transmitting business violations
Currency transaction violations
Tax Crimes, FCPA and Government Contracts
Offshore banking tax violations
Income tax evasion
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
Government contract frauds
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Frauds
Counterfeit pharmaceutical schemes
Susan has been passionately fighting for clients facing criminal charges since 1994. She is known for her persistence and perseverance.
She started her career as an assistant public defender. In that capacity, she tried multiple jury trials as lead counsel defending individuals charged with offenses ranging from misdemeanors to first degree murder.
Fifteen years ago, Susan joined forces with Yery Marrero to form Marrero Bozorgi PL (now Bozorgi Law PLLC), a firm dedicated to representing individuals and corporations under investigation or charged in a criminal or regulatory matter, with an emphasis on white-collar offenses. Yery has since left the firm to become a judge.
Susan has extensive experience in federal court, where she has been lead counsel and defended clients charged by the United States Government with offenses including Medicare fraud, pharmaceutical fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, security fraud, money laundering, drug conspiracies, aggravated identity theft crimes, tax offenses, Hobbs act violations, and firearm offenses. She has litigated in both state and federal courts throughout the country and has tried well over 75 jury trials.
She has experience representing professionals from all business sectors, including lawyers, doctors, executives, and politicians who are facing either the possibility of a criminal charge or have been formally charged. Susan also has experience representing individuals before the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.”
Susan prides herself on being a defense attorney through and through. She has never prosecuted a person. Rather, by choosing to focus strictly on providing a powerful defense, Susan has acquired deep experience that would have been impossible to develop if she had divided her time and energy. She made a commitment to represent those either threatened with being criminally accused or who are facing criminal accusations and has devoted her career to it. Susan believes the passion, perspective and track record of success that she brings to each case reflect that singular purpose.
In the last couple years, Susan has increased her leadership role in the criminal defense field as a board member of the prestigious National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and as co-chair of the Defense Function Committee, which serves as the voice of the defense bar for the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. She has also committed herself to supporting women in the criminal defense field as the founder of the Women Criminal Defense Attorneys blog, as a city leader for the Women’s White Collar Defense Association and as co-chair of the NACDL Women’s Initiative.
Susan is AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in the The Best Lawyers in America© 2018 and 2019 editions under “Criminal Defense — White Collar Defense.” The firm is also listed in 2018 edition of Chambers USA in Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.