SouthBank Legal is a law firm of distinction, with litigators tested through high-stakes cases, tempered by experience in the nation’s largest law firms, and respected for their achievements.

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 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 worked as federal prosecutors and practiced at international AmLaw 100 firms. Members of the team have previously served as Assistant United States Attorneys, Judge Advocates in the United States Marine Corps, and FBI agents. 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 AmLaw 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

Firmwide Credentials


Experience at AmLaw 100 firms


Clerked for federal district and appellate court judges


Former prosecutors

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 t...

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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 compa...

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Provided Expert Analysis Leading to Exoneration of AmLaw 100 White-Collar Attorney Facing Disciplinary Proceedings

A leading white-collar practitioner at an AmLaw 100 firm faced potential disciplinary actions based on allegations by a former client in a high-profil...

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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 c...

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