Individual White Collar Defense
Individuals accused of wrongdoing and facing government prosecution, regulatory action or a private lawsuit require experts who can quickly and confidentially assess the situation and recommend an effective course of action.
Navigant's white collar consulting team approach individual white collar defense matters with the insight of independent investigators while working collaboratively with counsel and the other key stakeholders. Our professionals have deep technical skills in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial reporting and broad industry experience. Navigant experts have testified in high profile cases and have a history of working effectively to bring sensitive client cases to a successful conclusion.
Whether the situation involves a financial restatement, traditional accounting fraud or a matter related to the financial crisis, Navigant assembles the right team of white collar defense experts to help resolve the matter efficiently and effectively.
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Stock Options Backdating – Clearing a Reputation
Greg Reyes, former Chief Executive Officer of Brocade Communications, was one of the first corporate executives to face criminal charges related to stock options backdating. His legal defense team turned to Navigant for accounting and economic expertise in connection with his trial and subsequent retrial. Navigant provided behind the scenes consultation on accounting and financial reporting issues and provided expert testimony employing leading edge economic analysis to demonstrate that the revelations about backdating and non-cash accounting charges did not have a statistically significant impact on Brocade’s stock price, resulting in the case against the defendant being dismissed.