More Than 35 Years of Litigation Experience on Your Side
An investigation by the SEC or DOJ or other entity is typically backed by massive resources. Experience is an equally powerful resource. Daniel Hurson is not only a former SEC enforcement lawyer and federal prosecutor, he is a Washington DC bank and mortgage fraud attorney and white collar defense lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Hurson, LLC, we can represent your best interests to the fullest extent. At our law office, we are generally free of the conflicts many large firm lawyers have and are able to fashion lower-priced fee arrangements or lower retainers than a larger firm.
Nationwide Securities Fraud Defense Attorney and Litigator
There are a few areas of law where our capabilities and experience are exemplary, including the following:
- Securities enforcement defense
- SEC whistleblower protection
- White collar criminal defense
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations
- Internal investigations and corporate monitoring
- Audit committee or special committee counsel
- Financial institution fraud
- Procurement fraud and false claims act
- General civil business litigation
AV* Rated Attorney
At our law firm, you can expect direct contact with our AV* rated attorney, Daniel Hurson, during all matters related to your case. Please contact our law office for help with any of the following types of issues:
- Accounting malpractice matters — Our clients include individuals in connection with lawsuits against their former accounting firms or cases related to corporate bankruptcy when a bankruptcy trustee or debtor-in-possession seeks to hold the corporate accountant responsible for audit failures that may have led to the bankruptcy.
- Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations — We represent individuals and businesses under investigation as targets, those asked to appear before a grand jury or those requested to provide an "informal interview" with any DOJ agents such as the FBI.
- Officer, director, manager and employee defense — Company counsel, even one who is well known to and otherwise friendly to the employee, represents the company, not the employee. We represent individuals in corporate internal investigations and U.S. government (SEC, DOJ, FINRA) investigations.
- Official misconduct — We defend public officials, government employees and others under investigation for alleged official corruption, conflict-of-interest or similar allegations. We understand the gravity of these allegations when leveled against public officials or government employees and attempt to act discreetly to investigate the charges and attempt to resolve them short of indictment and trial.
- SEC and FINRA investigations — We represent individuals and businesses under FINRA or SEC investigation or simply sought as witnesses in all forms of securities-related investigation undertaken by these agencies or NGOs, and their state counterparts. Clients are typically those who have been asked to appear before the agency to give formal testimony grand jury or those requested to provide an "informal interview" with an SEC or FINRA investigator or lawyer. Sometimes we represent corporate officers, managers, or employees who have been asked to give information to internal company investigators.
- Tax fraud — We represent individuals and entities in criminal tax investigations brought by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the IRS. We defend charges of tax evasion, failure of employers to collect taxes or to pay payroll taxes, failure to file returns, and tax perjury as well as alleged abusive tax shelters and offshore tax havens.
- Whistleblowers — A rapidly growing part of our practice is in representing whistleblowers who desire to report securities law violations to the SEC in the hope of receiving a substantial award under the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. These cases are complicated, and a whistleblower needs a lawyer to navigate through the complex rules the SEC has established. We can and do represent whistleblowers who wish to remain anonymous. We work on contingent fees so there is no cost to the whistleblower. As a former SEC lawyer himself, Daniel Hurson knows these laws and the rules governing whistleblowers. He is one of the few individual lawyers cited by name numerous times by the SEC itself in its final report on the Whistleblower Rule.
Direct Contact With Your Attorney
If you select our law firm you will get the lawyer you have chosen for all aspects of your defense. Call 202-530-1230 to discuss your case, or send our law firm an e-mail to schedule an appointment.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.