General Counsel, P.C. is pleased to formally announce the addition of a White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Compliance Practice lead by Samer Korkor.
Samer Korkor, the lead defense attorney in our White Collar, Investigations, and Compliance practice group, has experience on the private and government sides of investigations and prosecutions. In addition to his years of private practice, Samer has served as a federal prosecutor, counsel to high ranking DOJ officials, a law professor, and a federal law clerk.
According to Samer, “When our clients are accused of misconduct, they count on us to defend them at every step of the process.” Samer believes in “listening and learning about our clients and the surrounding circumstances to become familiar with all the nuances of a particular matter — that way, we can zealously represent our clients’ interests.”
General Counsel, P.C.’s White Collar Defense, Investigations, and Compliance Practice has the following areas of specialty:
- White Collar Defense: “White Collar Crimes” encompasses a broad range of nonviolent crimes, usually committed in the business or professional setting with the alleged intent of financial gain. Responding appropriately and strategically to allegations of misconduct can help save a company and prevent conviction and other sanctions.
- Professional Misconduct: Professional Misconduct Allegations include the intentional deception, dishonesty, or improper conduct in the suspect’s professional field. Professional Misconduct Allegations can range from a wide array of areas including but not limited to medical malpractice, ineffective assistance of counsel, conflicts of interests, and fiduciary breaches.
- Transnational Criminal Law: Transnational Criminal Law involves alleged conduct that crosses national borders and potentially impacts international relations and national security. Given a modern norm—that alleged criminal conduct increasingly extends beyond the geographical reach of a single country—the mechanisms countries employ to provide legal assistance to one another in criminal matters are increasingly utilized. Formal requests for assistance generally emanate from a country’s Central Authority, which is the competent authority under treaties and executive agreements for mutual assistance in criminal matters. In the United States, the Central Authority is the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs (OIA).
- Investigations: Whether a client is facing a government investigation or conducting an internal investigation, it is key to conduct thorough and robust investigations. Investigations may prove the lack of misconduct or discover some misconduct.
- Regulatory: Regulatory compliance requires a business to adhere to the laws, regulations, guidelines and policies set forth by the United States or respective State government. Failing to abide by regulations may result in criminal prosecution and jail time or hefty fines.
- Compliance: Preventing and detecting misconduct is key in today’s enforcement paradigm, which rewards early detection and appropriate remediation.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Korkor at email@example.com or 703-556-0411.