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White-Collar Crime Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

When the government charges you with a white-collar crime it puts your career, your reputation, and your freedom at risk. The assistance of a dedicated white-collar criminal lawyer is an absolute necessity.

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White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Philadelphia and Surrounding Counties

If you are under investigation, or if the government has already charged you with a white-collar crime, you need to start preparing your defense immediately.

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You could be subject to grand jury proceedings without even knowing it. The white-collar criminal justice system is arcane and complex. In fact, it would not be a bit of an exaggeration to say, “It’s a jungle out there.” Now is the time to hire an experienced white-collar criminal defense lawyer.

Alan J. Tauber is one of the most experienced among the white-collar criminal lawyers who practice in PA and NJ, with over 5,000 cases worth of legal experience. At Tauber Law, we know how prosecutors think. We know how to challenge the prosecution’s case at every stage of their prosecution.

Types of White Collar Federal Crimes We Handle

“White-collar crime” is an informal term that refers to non-violent crimes related to white-collar occupations. The motive for such crimes is almost always financial gain. If the US government is investigating you for a white-collar crime, you need a federal criminal lawyer for white-collar cases. Following are some examples of white-collar crimes.
Types of White Collar Federal Crimes We Handle

Insider Trading

Insider trading is trading company securities while in possession of non-public information that, if known, could affect the price of the company’s shares. The government takes insider trading very seriously because it is essentially a form of stealing from other traders who lack non-public information.


You commit bribery when you give or receive something of value in exchange for something that you are not entitled to. An example might be a gift of cash to an admissions officer to secure admission to a university whose academic standards you cannot meet.

Money Laundering

Money laundering is the processing of “dirty money” (money derived from illegal sources) in a manner that conceals its illegitimate origins. Money laundering often involves the co-mingling of “dirty money” with money obtained from legal sources to confuse prosecutors.


You commit embezzlement when you steal from your employer while in a position of trust. If you are an accountant, for example, you can commit embezzlement by falsifying records so that you can help yourself to funds that belong to your employer.


You commit forgery when you alter or completely fabricate a document to commit a criminal offense (typically for your own financial gain). An example would be adding a zero to your paycheck to receive ten times as much as you are entitled to.

Other common white-collar crimes we defend include:
  • Aggravated Identity Theft;
  • Bankruptcy Fraud/Embezzlement;
  • Bank Larceny;
  • Bribery;
  • Computer Crimes;
  • Counterfeiting;
  • Credit/Debit Card Fraud;
  • Cyber Crimes;
  • Extortion;
  • False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters;
  • Fraud Activity in Connection with Electronic Mail;
  • Healthcare Fraud;
  • Identity Theft;
  • Insurance Fraud;
  • Larceny;
  • Medical/Health Care Fraud;
  • Mortgage Fraud;
  • Public Corruption;
  • Racketeering;
  • Securities Fraud;
  • Tax Evasion/Tax Fraud;
  • Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods or Services;
  • Wire Fraud;
We also handle other types of white-collar crimes.

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Prosecutions for white-collar crimes move quickly and mercilessly, especially at the federal level
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Common Factors in White-Collar Crimesmoney

Common Factors in White-Collar Crimes

White-collar crimes typically involve all three of the following elements:
  • Intent: You must have intended to commit the crime. You are not guilty of embezzlement, for example, simply because you made an honest clerical error.
  • Capability: You must have been able to commit the crime. It is almost impossible for a court to convict you if you can show that you lacked the ability to commit the crime.
  • Fraud: In almost all successful prosecutions for white-collar crimes, the defendant must have used, or attempted to use, some form of dishonesty, fraud, or trickery to achieve their purposes.

Potential Penalties for White-Collar Crimes in Philadelphia

The penalties for white-collar crimes can be very serious. In some cases, they are at least as serious as the penalties for violent crimes. One of the reasons for this harshness is that most white-collar prosecutions are federal prosecutions, and federal penalties are typically harsher than state penalties. Fines, asset forfeiture, restitution, probation, and lengthy prison terms are common. You might also face a civil lawsuit. Contact a white-collar federal criminal lawyer immediately if you are facing this possibility.
Potential Penalties for White-Collar Crimes in Philadelphia

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Settlement for malicious prosecution

Our client was falsely arrested, maliciously prosecuted, and served 28 years in prison. After we won our client’s exoneration, the City of Philadelphia settled the case pre-suit for a record amount.

Civil Rights


Settlement for malicious prosecution and false arrest

Our client was falsely accused of shooting at the police, and he was wrongfully jailed for more than three years. He was acquitted in a criminal trial, and the City of Philadelphia ultimately paid a $3.8 million settlement.

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Fatal car accident ended with payment of all available insurance proceeds.

What Our Clients Say

Alan took on my case after I lost faith in my prior lawyer. His relentless effort and pride made me feel like he was representing his own son. In the end, I recovered nearly ten times what my prior lawyer was even seeking. The money was great but Alans counsel made me believe in our justice system.
Alan Tauber, attorney at law is one who loves the law and loves practicing law. He holds a passion for the fight of and in it. Not only is Alan Tauber a great legal mind of the law, he is a man of integrity. Attorney Alan Tauber represented me for well over 15 years as we battled to right an egregious miscarriage of justice. After serving 28 years of a life sentence, it is attorney Alan Tauber who fought tirelessly to have the wrong made right. In 2019, my release and exoneration became a reality. Today Alan Tauber is still a great attorney, but more importantly, he is someone I call my friend.
Mr. Tauber's expertise was absolutely critical to my case and settlement. He helped and guided me every step of the way through a very difficult time. I never would have been able to do it without him. Having Mr. Tauber on my side is what made the difference!

Why Should You Hire Tauber Law as Your White Collar Defense Attorney?

  • Experience

    As a prominent federal white-collar crime attorney, Mr. Tauber has over 25 years of distinguished experience in the Pennsylvania state and federal criminal justice systems. Both clients and peers have showered him with acclaim over the years.
  • Passion


    When it comes to thirst for justice, no other firm can match us. That is why we (and our clients) win so often.
  • Knowledge

    We know how the local criminal justice system works from the inside out, and we know all of the major players, including the judges and prosecutors.
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In which court are white-collar crimes prosecuted?

Normally, it is the federal government that prosecutes white-collar crimes wherever you live. The federal courthouse for the Philadelphia region (known as the Eastern District), for example, is located on Market Street. The federal Court of Appeals sits in the same building.

Will I have trouble finding a job after being convicted of a white-collar crime?

Most likely, especially if you committed a crime against your employer. Under certain circumstances, you might petition the government to seal your criminal record. This would allow you to conceal it from potential employers.

How much does a white-collar crime attorney cost in Philadelphia?

Legal representation for a white-collar crime doesn’t come cheap. Fees vary widely, and so do fee structures. For this reason, an average would be meaningless. Some attorneys charge a flat fee per case. Others charge a flare fee for each court appearance. Still, others charge an hourly rate ($400 per hour, for example).