Our Firm is experienced in helping individuals and businesses build financial crimes cases in anticipation of civil litigation or criminal prosecution. Individuals have employed our Firm for assistance with preparing cases of financial crime against former employees and business associates for trial or presentation to law enforcement. Companies have sought our counsel and advice for handling matters such as embezzlement and theft of trade secrets. We understand the evidence it takes to build these types of cases, how to obtain it, and what the government looks for when making its decision of whether to prosecute a case. In addition to helping individuals and businesses build their cases, David A. Nachtigall and his Houston internal investigations law firm are able to facilitate the presentation of cases to the appropriate authorities if desired.
How Can Our Firm Help?
Our Firm helps develop cases of financial crime and fraud for potential presentation to law enforcement and for civil litigation purposes. Common scenarios in which our Firm may be involved include current or former employees suspected of stealing money or trade secrets, or business associates who have engaged in fraud or unfair dealing.
In some cases, whether a crime has been committed is not readily apparent. A thorough investigation by a qualified Houston internal investigations law firm can help make this determination. Moreover, in instances of fraud, there is often a fine line between a whether a civil suit or seeking criminal charges is more appropriate. David A. Nachtigall has the experience and expertise of both the procedures to conduct internal investigations and construct cases, and knowledge of the applicable law in order to determine the available remedies.
In cases in which a criminal charge is the client’s objective, law enforcement may lack the resources to properly investigate financial crime. White collar investigations are generally time and resource intensive, and some agencies do not have the manpower and expertise to properly investigate financial crimes. As a former white collar prosecutor, David also has extensive experience with law enforcement agents and prosecutors, and understand the types of evidence the government expects to see when considering a prosecution. When presenting a claim of alleged financial crime to law enforcement, it is advantageous to be able to provide the appropriate forms of evidence and information to law enforcement in order to increase the likelihood that an official investigation will be conducted.
In cases where involving law enforcement is not appropriate, civil remedies may exist in order to redress allegations of fraud. In addition to criminal allegations, David A. Nachtigall and his and his Houston internal investigations law firm handle white collar and fraud cases in civil courts.
Our Firm’s Qualifications
As a former white collar crimes prosecutor, David worked with state and federal agencies and private citizens to build dozens of cases against individuals and companies from simple embezzlement to multimillion dollar Ponzi schemes. David has built many complex cases from the ground up, and understands what it takes to construct, and deconstruct, cases of financial wrongdoing. David has experience in areas including:
- Embezzlement and aggregate theft
- Mortgage fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Misapplication of fiduciary property
- Healthcare fraud
- Securing the execution of a document by deception
- Securities fraud
David A. Nachtigall, Attorney at Law, PLLC is a Houston internal investigations law firm with knowledge of the documentary and other evidence typically collected in internal investigations and extensive experience working with forensic accountants and technology eh3xperts in the evaluation of allegations of white collar crime and related misconduct.
Houston Internal Investigations Law Firm
If you or your business has been victimized by an employee, business associate, or company, and are seeking civil or criminal remedies, contact Houston white collar attorney David Nachtigall to discuss potential options.