White Collar Defence and Investigations

With decades of experience in criminal trials, McCarthy Tétrault is uniquely positioned among Canadian law firms to represent individuals and companies in connection with serious criminal investigations and prosecutions.

McCarthy Tétrault combines extensive criminal trial expertise with the depth and sophistication required to handle the most complex litigation. The advocacy, judgment and resources that McCarthy Tétrault delivers to clients involved in criminal investigations and prosecutions are unparalleled.

Our firm has a rich history of success as leading criminal defence counsel. Most recently, in January 2013, McCarthy Tétrault secured the acquittal of Frank Dunn in the most complicated fraud prosecution in recent Canadian history. McCarthy Tétrault also succeeded in the defence of an officer of Royal Group Technologies, who was acquitted of fraud in December, 2010. These are recent high-profile examples of our success over many years in defending a diverse range of criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory proceedings across the country.

As a national firm with deep experience in cross-border matters and specialists in all key practice areas, we excel in handling complicated investigations from the earliest stages. We have proven expertise in responding to law enforcement and regulators, gathering and assessing evidence, and managing cases involving many witnesses and massive volumes of electronic documents and data.

Our teams are built around client needs, and we have significant experience on internal investigations, inquiries and demands from law enforcement and regulators, specialists’ issues – such as tax investigations or evasion, securities, competition, trade, environmental, foreign corrupt practices, and health and safety law – and electronic data analysis, for which we have a customized document management system and dedicated staff.

And, most importantly, when the case goes to trial, our track record speaks for itself.