White-Collar Defense

“…a high-end white-collar criminal defense and litigation boutique.” – Chambers & Partners

“I was impressed with the intelligence, dedication, and thoughtfulness of the team on my cases.”  – The Legal 500

KaiserDillon PLLC has extensive experience representing clients in white-collar criminal matters.

Two of our partners, Matt Kaiser and Jon Jeffress, are former Assistant Federal Public Defenders. Another, Justin Dillon, is a former Assistant United States Attorney. And the fourth, William Pittard, has handled white-collar matters for more than a decade, including here, in government, and elsewhere in private practice. Given our backgrounds, we are uniquely suited to obtaining the best possible result for our clients in criminal cases.

We understand that our clients in criminal cases are fighting for their lives. In addition, the consequences of a conviction can go far beyond possible prison time. If you’re facing criminal charges, it will affect your reputation, your career, your family, and your finances. We thrive when working for clients when the stakes are high.

The firm has represented clients in criminal matters in numerous federal and state courts around the country. We have a strong track record of trial work, victories on pretrial motions, successful sentencing advocacy, and negotiations to resolve cases short of a trial.

Sample representations in federal court include:

  • A physician charged with using mislabeled prescription drugs, and helping others import those mislabeled drugs.
  • A stockbroker accused of defrauding his clients.
  • A businessman accused of conspiring with a high-ranking government official to commit visa fraud.
  • An attorney accused of participating in a real estate investment fraud scheme in his role as the general counsel of an underwriting company.
  • An employer accused of visa fraud.
  • A tax preparer accused of submitting fraudulent tax returns for her clients.
  • A businessman accused of participating in criminal violations of our immigration laws.
  • A union official charged with soliciting kickbacks with respect to publicly funded waste-treatment projects.
  • A small business owner who filed for bankruptcy and was accused of fraud in connection with his bankruptcy filing.
  • A doctor accused of health care fraud.
  • A federal prosecutor being investigated for leaking grand jury material.
  • A government official accused of conspiracy to commit tax fraud.
  • An executive accused of participating in a conspiracy to bribe foreign officials.
  • A medical professional charged with prescribing oxycodone outside accepted medical practice.
  • A man accused of passport fraud and identity theft.
  • A federal government employee accused of improperly diverting his agency’s funds to himself.
  • Many other clients accused of federal offenses such as obstruction of justice, making false statements, narcotics- and weapons-related crimes, and child pornography.

We treat every client’s case as if it were our own. Our depth of experience and compassion allow us effectively to advocate for our clients, while helping them through what is invariably one of the most difficult times in their lives.

Best Law firm 2023

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in Los Angeles Times: Absurdity Reigns in Campus Sexual Assault Trials.

Matt Kaiser Guest Blogs on Washington Legal Foundation The Legal Pulse: Overcriminalization Timeline: Mens Rea, Public Welfare Offenses and Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine

Matt Kaiser Publishes an Editorial in The Washington Times: Being an Executive is not a Crime

Justin Dillon and Matt Kaiser Publish Op-Ed in the National Law Journal: The DOJ’s Crackdown on White-Collar Crime Creates ‘Cruel Alternative’

Matt Kaiser Publishes Editorial in Baltimore Sun: A Minimum of Reform

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What Not to Do If You Are Involved in a Federal Criminal Investigation – Matt Kaiser

If I’m Charged with a Federal Crime, Should I Plead or Go to Trial? – Matt Kaiser

Advice for People Facing Federal Criminal Charges – Matt Kaiser

What Should You Do If You’ve Been Convicted of a Federal Crime – Matt Kaiser

What Happens in an Appeal in a Federal Criminal Case? – Matt Kaiser

I Entered a Guilty Plea in a Federal Criminal Case. Can I Withdraw my Plea? – Matt Kaiser

How Do Federal Conspiracy Charges Work? – Matt Kaiser

How Does Cooperating with Federal Law Enforcement Work? – Matt Kaiser

Can You Overturn a Guilty Verdict in a Federal Criminal Appeal? – Matt Kaiser

What Happens Before A Sentence Is Imposed In Federal Court? – Matt Kaiser

How Do Federal Sentencing Guidelines Work? – Matt Kaiser

How Does Federal Sentencing Work? – Matt Kaiser

What Issues Can You Raise in a Federal Criminal Appeal? – Matt Kaiser

What Are the Ways You Can Challenge a Federal Criminal Conviction? – Matt Kaiser

Should You Talk to Federal Law Enforcement? – Matt Kaiser

How Long Does a Federal Criminal Appeal Take? – Matt Kaiser

Do You Need a Lawyer if You were Served a Federal Grand Jury Subpoena? – Matt Kaiser

What Is Necessary for an Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim? – Matt Kaiser

Can I Get Out of Jail While My Federal Criminal Appeal is Pending? – Matt Kaiser

Targets, Subjects, and Witnesses in Federal Investigations – Matt Kaiser

Do I Have to Talk to a Federal Grand Jury? – Matt Kaiser

What Happens in a Federal Grand Jury? – Matt Kaiser

How Does Immunity Work in a Federal Criminal Case? – Matt Kaiser

Will hiring a lawyer make me look guilty? – Matt Kaiser

Federal agents have come to my door – what should I do? – Jonathan Jeffress

Tell me about pre-trial diversion of criminal charges. – Jonathan Jeffress

Federal agents have executed a search warrant for my home or business. What should I do next? – Jonathan Jeffress

If I’m under investigation by the government, how long will it take? – Matt Kaiser

What should I do while I’m under investigation? – Matt Kaiser

Can I just explain what happened to the grand jury? – Matt Kaiser

Can I travel while I’m under investigation by the federal government? – Matt Kaiser

A loved one has been arrested on federal charges. What will happen next? – Jonathan Jeffress

I received a letter from a US Attorney’s office saying I am a target of a criminal investigation. What should I do? – Jonathan Jeffress