White Collar Criminal Defense

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The partners at Finch McCranie, LLP have extensive experience in white collar criminal matters including cases of national significance. They have defended businesses and individuals in cases alleging healthcare fraud, tax fraud, anti-trust violations, securities fraud, political corruption, Government program fraud, perjury, obstruction of justice and other white collar crimes.

Our former clients include a U.S. Congressman, a former Governor, Fortune 500 corporations, CEOs, doctors, lawyers, executives and other business persons.


With our partners’ experience as federal prosecutors, our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of white collar investigations and prosecutions.  Federal criminal cases are typically pursued by prosecutors who use grand juries to investigate federal crimes. Because we have supervised federal grand jury investigations as federal prosecutors, our attorneys are able to guide the firm’s clients through the process. We have also tried white collar criminal cases over more than three decades.

Experience and judgment go hand-in-hand in a white collar criminal defense case. Having both prosecuted federal criminal cases and now having defended them over three decades, our attorneys have acquired considerable experience that has led to a mature and reasoned judgment.


As reflected in their backgrounds below, the partners at Finch McCranie have professional experience particularly suitable for defense of white collar criminal cases:

Richard W. Hendrix is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and state prosecutor. He has also served as Associate Independent Counsel in the HUD investigation. On the defense side, his clients have included public officials, including a former U.S. Congressman. Mr. Hendrix also has defended clients in some of the largest health care fraud investigations in Georgia, as well as many other businesses and individuals who were the subjects of grand jury investigations or indictments. He also has lectured and published articles in the white collar field.

Michael A. Sullivan served as Associate Independent Counsel in the HUD investigation and its prosecution of a former Cabinet member and another former senior Executive branch official. He was also appointed as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Georgia. Starting in 1987, Mr. Sullivan began representing businesses and individuals in grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions concerning allegations of health care fraud, tax fraud, antitrust violations, political corruption, perjury, obstruction of justice, and other white collar crimes.

Steven R. Wisebram is a former federal prosecutor and counsel to a Congressional Committee. He has extensive experience in the prosecution of public officials ranging from U.S. Congressmen to local elected officials, and in the prosecution of fraudulent financial schemes. As a defense attorney, he has successfully represented clients charged with a wide range of offenses, including bank fraud, health care fraud, and fraud against the United States.


Our firm has the experience and determination to bring your case to a successful resolution.  Please contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case.


If you are a member of a law firm that is defending a corporation or individual for white collar crime allegations, and are looking for alternative representation for other individuals or corporations due to conflict issues, our firm is well-equipped to handle referral cases. Please contact us to discuss your case.

Types of White Collar litigation we have performed for our clients: