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Louisville White Collar Crime Attorneys

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Attorney Nick OberheidenLouisville White Collar
Criminal Defense Team Lead
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As the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, you can expect to find plenty of major federal law enforcement agencies located throughout the region. With that federal focus on Louisville, many companies and individuals have come under the scrutiny of federal prosecutors. These agencies are looking for any reason to investigate and prosecute individuals and businesses for any signs of wrongdoing. You need a reputable, experienced legal team to represent your interests. Oberheiden P.C. is ready to defend you against these allegations.

As a healthcare, financial, or business professional, the possibility of a federal inquiry for non-violent criminal offenses can have severe ramifications. If a federal prosecutor finds enough evidence to bring white collar crime charges, you could face significant criminal penalties such as fines and incarceration. Your professional reputation will also be at risk. Whether you are under investigation or accused of wrongdoing, you need a skilled and knowledgeable Louisville white collar crime attorney on your side. Oberheiden P.C. is ready to assist you.

At Oberheiden P.C., our lawyers have extensive backgrounds in representing clients in white-collar investigations and criminal cases. With extensive previous experience in highly responsible roles throughout the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), before joining our firm, our attorneys have been involved in numerous cases involving investigations, grand jury subpoenas, and criminal matters. With our in-depth knowledge of government proceedings, we will work to develop a comprehensive defense strategy for you. We tailor each legal plan to your unique case. With our experienced federal criminal legal team and proven track record, we work to present the strongest possible defense for your case.

Oberheiden P.C. Is Ready to Assist You

As the Gateway to the South, Louisville is home to numerous corporate companies, including the world headquarters of a major appliance company, GE Appliances. With a focus on corporations and other businesses, federal prosecutors will diligently look for any signs of criminal activity. As a business owner, you will want to ensure you comply with all laws and regulations. However, even with the best precautions, there’s a chance you could run afoul of the law. Oberheiden P.C. wants to protect the rights of corporations and business owners. When you are under investigation or have an allegation levied against you, make sure to reach out to a white collar crimes lawyer on our legal team and seek legal advice.

Countless Clients Have Selected Oberheiden P.C. for Their Legal Representation

Many law firms and defense attorneys are located throughout Jefferson County and in Louisville, Kentucky. However, we have important tools that help us stand out from the other firms in the area.

  • Experienced Representation: We believe in providing skilled representation to our clients. Our legal team will ensure that every client receives the highest level of representation and personalized attention. For that reason, you will work directly with our senior attorneys. These legal professionals have many years of experience in the field and fully understand the federal legal system. When you work closely with our senior-level attorneys, you will receive individualized guidance and support throughout the legal process, giving you peace of mind and confidence for your case. At Oberheiden P.C., our commitment to our attorney client relationship sets us apart from other law firms.
  • Insider Knowledge: At Oberheiden P.C., our legal team has unparalleled insider knowledge of the federal investigation process. Many of our attorneys are former federal prosecutors and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Secret Service. With this diverse background, we uniquely understand the government’s tactics and strategies regarding case building. We understand how federal prosecutors work to collect evidence, build a case, and try defendants in court. At Oberheiden P.C., we provide proactive solutions for our clients.
  • Proven Success: We have achieved unrivaled results with our legal representation. With many years of experience fighting the government, our attorneys have honed their skills and developed a full understanding of the federal legal system. This experience has allowed us to achieve a remarkable track record of success, with over 2,000 victories on behalf of our clients. While we have access to various tools and resources, our greatest asset is our extensive experience defending clients against the government’s allegations. Our attorneys use their knowledge to develop effective defense strategies, ensuring our clients receive the best possible resolution in their cases. We take pride in our unrivaled results and provide the highest level of representation to all our clients.

When facing a legal situation that could impact your professional reputation, livelihood, or freedom, you need to find experienced legal counsel to help alleviate the potential damages of these cases. At Oberheiden P.C., we are here to help. Our seasoned attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in these high-stakes legal matters. During a confidential consultation with our law office, our attorneys will take the time to listen to your concerns and assess the details of your case.

With a focused practice in federal criminal white-collar defense, Oberheiden P.C. brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to each case in our law firm. Our approach is proactive and results-driven. We understand the significant impact that these cases can have on individuals and businesses.

Our goal in every case is to resolve the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible. Ultimately, we want to close the federal government’s investigation without filing a civil or criminal charge. When charges have already been filed, we work tirelessly to resolve the case and minimize the potential for further civil or criminal liability.

Don’t let these serious legal matters jeopardize your future. Contact Oberheiden P.C. today to schedule a confidential consultation and receive the professional representation you need.

Put our highly experienced team on your side

Dr. Nick Oberheiden
Dr. Nick Oberheiden



Lynette S. Byrd
Lynette S. Byrd

Former DOJ Trial Attorney


Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior DOJ Trial Attorney

Linda Julin McNamara
Linda Julin McNamara

Federal Appeals Attorney

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former DOJ attorney

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (DOJ)

Chris Quick
Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Michael S. Koslow
Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

White-Collar Offenses Often Proceed in Federal Court

Charges of white-collar offenses often come from the federal government, rather than the Kentucky state government. This not only means that you will be going up against massive federal law enforcement agencies like the DOJ; it will also mean that your case falls under the jurisdiction of the federal criminal justice system.

In Louisville, Kentucky, this means that your case will be heard by the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky from your arraignment through your trial. Generally, this will happen at the Gene Snyder United States Courthouse, at 601 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky.

If your trial ends with your conviction, you have the legal right to appeal to a federal appellate court. For cases in Kentucky, this would bring you to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The Sixth Circuit has jurisdiction over cases in Louisville and the rest of Kentucky, as well as Tennessee, Ohio, and Michigan. It is located in the Potter Stewart United States Courthouse at 100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Federal White-Collar Crime Defense FAQs

Are White-Collar Cases Handled in State or Federal Court?

White-collar crime can be handled in either federal or state court, depending on the case’s specific circumstances. The offense will typically be prosecuted in federal court if it violates federal law. Some examples of white-collar crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction include securities fraud, bank fraud, and mail fraud. In some cases, a white-collar crime may fall under both federal and state jurisdiction. The decision on which court will handle the case will depend on factors such as the severity of the crime, the availability of resources, and the specific laws and regulations involved.

Who Will Investigate a White-Collar Criminal Allegation?

White-collar crimes are non-violent financial crimes committed by individuals in positions of trust, such as business owners, executives, and other professionals. Some of the agencies responsible for investigating white-collar crimes include:

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation is one of the primary investigative agency for white-collar crime cases involving securities fraud, embezzlement, and bankruptcy fraud.
  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforces federal securities laws and regulations. This agency will investigate possible violations of these laws, including insider trading and securities fraud.
  • The Internal Revenue Service investigates tax fraud cases and other tax-related financial crimes, such as money laundering.
  • The Department of Justice is the main law enforcement agency responsible for prosecuting white-collar crimes, and it will work with other agencies to coordinate investigations.

These agencies can bring criminal charges, seek civil remedies, and impose fines and penalties.

Are White-Collar Defendants Treated Differently Than Others?

Defendants in white-collar crime cases are typically not treated differently than others in the criminal justice system. However, some factors can influence how they are treated, including:

  • The nature of the case: High-profile white-collar crime cases, such as those involving well-known individuals or large corporations, can receive significant media attention and public scrutiny.
  • The severity of the crime: The severity of the white-collar crime, including the amount of money involved, can influence the penalties and the level of resources dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of the case.
  • The defendant’s background: White-collar cases often involve individuals with professional backgrounds. These individuals have reputations to protect. This can lead to greater public scrutiny and a more aggressive response from law enforcement and the courts.
  • Legal representation: White-collar crime defendants are often able to retain high-quality legal representation, which can influence the outcome of the case and the defendant’s treatment within the criminal justice system.

White-collar crime defendants are entitled to the same constitutional protections and due process rights as any other defendant. As a result, they are not treated differently in the criminal justice system.

Do I Really Need an Attorney for the Case?

Yes, having a lawyer represent you is recommended, even if you are innocent in a white-collar crime case. The federal criminal justice system can be complex and challenging to navigate. Having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side can significantly improve your chances of a favorable outcome.

An attorney can help you understand the charges against you and build a strong defense to protect your rights and interests. They can also help you understand the potential consequences of a conviction and negotiate with prosecutors to reach a favorable plea agreement. Even if you are innocent, it is important to remember that the burden of proof is on the prosecution. When you retain the services of a skilled and reputable attorney to represent you, it can help ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.

Schedule a Consultation With Our Skilled White-Collar Criminal Attorneys

Schedule a free consultation with our legal team if you face any issues with a white-collar criminal case. Our experienced white-collar defense attorneys will evaluate your situation, provide you with clear explanations of your legal options, and develop an effective defense strategy.

To arrange your consultation, you can call us at 888-680-1745 or submit your details through our online form. Our firm represents clients in federal white-collar crime cases in Louisville, Kentucky, and throughout the country.

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