Criminal Actions and Government Investigations


Eimer Stahl represents companies and individuals in criminal proceedings and investigations involving alleged antitrust, environmental, and securities violations, in state and federal forums across the country.  

Representative cases include:

  • Securing acquittal of an oil refiner on three of five felony counts in a federal criminal trial where the refiner's Corpus Christi refinery was charged with willfully violating federal environmental laws, and winning a motion to cap the fine at $2 million against the government’s argument for a maximum fine of $2 billion (U.S. v. CITGO)
  • Representing a Canadian media company in a number of related lawsuits and enforcement actions arising out of alleged fraud and racketeering by Lord Conrad Black and others, including a $1.25 billion lawsuit filed by its subsidiary and numerous related S.E.C. and shareholder class actions (Hollinger Inc. Litigation)
  • Eimer Stahl attorneys have also represented many corporations, professional services firms and individuals in connection with various criminal and civil investigations by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and other federal and state agencies.

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