White Collar Criminal Defense
We handle all manner of white collar and business related criminal matters. We have substantial experience in representing individuals and companies in investigations and prosecutions by both state and federal agencies.
Representative matters include:
- Antitrust Violations
- Securities Fraud
- Trade Secret Violations
- Regulatory Offenses
- Computer and Internet Crimes
- False Statements
- Money Laundering
- Tax Offenses
- General Fraud
- Mail and Wire Fraud
- Biotech Fraud
- Financial and Mortgage Fraud
- Pharmaceutical Fraud Matters
- False Claims Act Violations
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations
General Criminal Defense
We have substantial experience representing individual and business clients in general criminal matters in federal and state courts. We have represented clients in federal courts nationwide and in all Bay Area courts including San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, Napa, and Solano Counties.
Representative matters include felony and misdemeanor matters involving:
- Crimes of Violence
- Drug and Alcohol Offenses
- Theft Offenses
- Regulatory Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Offenses
- Probation Violations
- Expungement Matters
- General Crimes
Internal Investigations and Grand Jury Defense
We advise and conduct internal investigations on behalf of businesses and corporations in both civil and criminal matters. We have experience conducting investigations for clients such as pharmaceutical companies, multi-national government defense contractors, and for one of the largest insurance carriers in the country.
We also specialize in the representation of executives and witnesses in connection with internal investigation matters. We represent individuals and entities that receive subpoenas in criminal and civil grand jury matters and witnesses called to testify before these investigative bodies.
Complex Civil Litigation
Based on our extensive experience and familiarity with the courts, we also handle a wide array of complex civil litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. We handle all manner of litigation matters including arbitrations, mediations, parallel proceedings, and regulatory actions. The firm has litigated matters against private firms as well as the USDA, FDIC, SEC, local city attorney’s offices and others.
Prather Law Offices has represented a wide array of clients in this capacity including Hong Kong toy manufacturers, Silicon Valley Internet startups, restaurant ownership groups, and an NBA coach and an U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist.
Restaurant, Entertainment and Small Business Representation
We handle all manner of restaurant, entertainment, and small business related matters. The firm has substantial experience in representing individuals and businesses before various local city departments and commissions, as well as state and federal agencies. Because we have experience in business ownership and development, we can assist clients in all facets of business ownership including developing concepts, business purchasing, permitting, alcohol licensing, administrative hearings, neighborhood relations, and ownership and transfer issues. We also handle the creation, transfer and dissolution of legal business entities, arbitration, mediation, and lawsuits, should they arise.
We have traveled all over the world to represent clients abroad including Europe and the Pacific Rim. We represent U.S. citizens who are alleged to have committed criminal offenses abroad, as well as foreign citizens alleged to have committed offenses in the United States. We are experienced in international criminal defense and investigations, international extradition matters and cross-border discovery litigation.
In addition, we specialize in representing clients in Asia, specifically, Japan. Edwin attended college in Tokyo at Sophia University and maintains strong relationships and ties in that country as well as a command of the language. We have represented clients from all over the Pacific Rim, including Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong.