federal & state crimes

White collar investigations

Accused of A Crime?

At the Law Offices of Philip Russell, LLC our team of attorneys have been involved in a variety of white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions involving bank fraud, larceny, securities and banking regulation violations, tax evasion, and embezzlement. We have a long history of defending doctors, other healthcare professionals, lawyers, and other licensed individuals and businesses, including architects, pharmacists, EMT’s, RN’s, and Professional Engineers in regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. We have also defended Financial Advisers, FINRA – registered brokers and dealers, fiduciaries and trustees.

As a former Bronx County District Attorney’s Office Investigations Bureau prosecutor, Attorney Russell gained experience and a reputation for handling complex and difficult financial crimes. As a defense attorney, he has had direct investigatory, trial and appellate experience vigorously defending individuals and corporations.

Many of these prosecutions arise from elaborate, long term investigations involving financial records, employee-witnesses, confidential informants, and expert witnesses.

Successfully defending accusations of this nature requires business and financial experience as well as an ability to develop and present financial, forensic, and investigative evidence.

Many law firms working in white collar criminal defense have limited experience in actual jury trials. Our firm has had federal and state jury trial experience in Federal Tax Evasion, Medicare Fraud, Bank Fraud, larceny, embezzlement, and regulatory offenses.

In addition to trial advocacy, our firm has had investigative experience in criminal tax prosecutions, prescription drug regulation, Medicare fraud, and larceny cases. In addition, we have defended charges involving insider trading, securities related offenses, and stolen artwork. Our attorneys have negotiated and resolved contested matters before Federal and State Agencies involving medical and legal licenses, other professional licenses, bank charters, and regulatory offenses.

White collar prosecutions often involve what are known as “collateral cases”. This means the criminal case is conducted in concert with licensing or civil claims brought by regulators in other forums. Similarly, criminal investigations often arise during transitions in businesses, changes or succession of ownership, or governance or partnership disputes. Our attorneys are conversant in many of these areas of collateral litigation.

If you are the target or the subject of an investigation, or if you have already been arrested and not yet retained an attorney, do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule a free consultation. We are available (on an emergency basis) 24 hours a day seven days a week to assist you with your legal emergency. Do not hesitate to contact us at 1(203) 661-4200.

Experience you can count on.


More than 30 years of trial experience in both state and federal courts.


our firm has represented thousands of individuals and families in state and federal courts; securing millions of dollars in compensation.


powerful defense for connecticut & New York's criminally charged.


our firm has tried to juries cases of homocide, manslaughter, narcotics sales, assault, robbbery, embezzlement, larceny, tax fraud, sexual assautl, risk of injury, drunk driving, vehicular homicide, and fraud.


experience you can count on when you need it.


Many law firms advertising on the internet are not local, and many have little to no trial experience.  They often use contract attorneys with even less experience.  We are a real firm with real results and a reputation for being experienced and committed trial litigators since 1993. 

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