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SouthBank Legal represents corporations and individuals in complex white-collar investigations and prosecutions across the country. Fortune 500 corporations have trusted SouthBank Legal to conduct internal investigations and coordinate litigation strategy with hundreds of millions of dollars at risk.

SouthBank Legal has conducted internal investigations for Fortune 500 corporations and represented corporations and boards of directors in various investigative matters.  In addition, the firm has defended individuals nationwide against a wide range of federal inquiries and charges and obtained excellent results, including closure of investigations and dismissal of indictments. SouthBank Legal’s seasoned trial lawyers also know when cooperation with the government is strategically advisable and, based on their level of trust and credibility, have negotiated favorable resolutions to criminal charges.

SouthBank Legal’s white-collar attorneys have served as federal prosecutors, DOJ Tax attorneys, Judge Advocates in the United States Marine Corps, and counsel to the FBI and Senate intelligence committees, and have practiced at international Am Law 100 firms. We also count a former FBI agent as a member of our team. This breadth of experience enables SouthBank Legal to provide sophisticated legal representation while retaining the agility and responsiveness of a dynamic firm.

Armed with these credentials and expertise, SouthBank Legal has partnered with multiple Am Law 100 firms in a variety of cases. With a Midwestern base and an office in Washington, D.C., SouthBank Legal’s white-collar practice has a national reach.


"SouthBank has tough litigators who aren’t afraid to go to trial; no one out-prepares them."

— David Besinger, In-House Counsel
Forest River, Inc., A Berkshire Hathaway Company

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Case Studies

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Convinced IRS to Drop Criminal Tax Investigation of Non-Profit Organization

A non-profit advocacy organization active in a contentious area of public policy faced a criminal tax investigation into its alleged underpayment of taxes over multiple years. The AmLaw 100 firm representing the founder of the organization ...

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Recovered Internationally Stolen Funds for Fortune 50 Company

An American-based Fortune 50 company was the victim of a sophisticated fraud scheme in the Middle East. By the time the company discovered the theft, it had lost millions of dollars.  Some of the funds, while ...

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Beat Back Perjury Allegations Against Executive of Fortune 100 Health-Care Company

A Fortune 100 health-care company facing scores of civil lawsuits related to its products retained an AmLaw 100 firm for its defense. One of the company’s high-ranking executives testified on multiple occasions about the safety of ...

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Obtained Dismissal of Federal Indictment Before It Became Public

SouthBank Legal represented a citizen of a foreign country who was charged by a federal grand jury with international parental kidnapping.  After a contentious divorce in the United States, the individual and his children returned ...

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