Who We Are and What We Do.LibbyHoopes is a boutique firm of experienced, aggressive and versatile advocates specializing in white collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and complex civil and administrative litigation. Our clients include corporations, executives, and professionals in the financial services, legal, health care and other regulated industries. The trusted trial attorneys at LibbyHoopes have extensive practical experience, including decades as federal and state prosecutors and large law firm practitioners. Our highly respected team complements its success in the courtroom with years of experience in crisis management, and media and government relations. We combine this knowledge, expertise and talent to devise winning strategies for our clients.
We Are Results-Driven.Every strategy we devise, and every tactic we employ, is guided by the objective our clients seek. We are a professional advisor and reliable ally, in your corner from the initial interview to disposition. Our combined background and experience on the prosecution side affords us a unique advantage as defense counsel, and our track record of success proves it. We know how prosecutors think, who is likely to become the target of a criminal investigation and why. We know what factors are weighed in deciding whether to prosecute and, if so, when. We know how to minimize the risks of indictment, but if indictment is unavoidable we define and pursue the best possible result at trial or short of trial, if that is what the client seeks. We understand the internal and public pressures prosecutors operate under and how their working relationships with law enforcement agencies and the community at large affect the decisions they make. We understand their investigative techniques, as well as their pre-trial and trial strategies. This experience has, time and again, proven invaluable for the client facing criminal investigation or trial, or for the client who works in a field in which the risks of investigation or prosecution are high. Typically, those who seek our advice and representation are corporate counsel, executives, and other professionals facing serious legal issues or exposure. We routinely encounter moments of crisis that demand thoughtfully crafted, but decisive action, often the same day. We presume that all cases are time sensitive and thus require immediate attention. LibbyHoopes is agile and creative. We take pride in crafting an action plan, in moving quickly, delivering personal service, and vigorously representing our clients.
A Major Component of Our Work is Preventative.We provide clients with detailed advice to minimize the risk of government scrutiny in the first instance. We often work with clients who have discovered symptoms of corporate misconduct, to identify and neutralize the problem. Our customized action plan may include conducting an internal investigation or audit to determine areas of potential liability and exposure, or developing a regulatory compliance program to avoid or minimize any culpability. We work with individual and corporate clients who may become the focus of state or federal criminal investigations to devise strategies to avoid prosecution. And we don't wait to respond to the government's moves; we take the offensive and shape the case to our clients' best advantage. Whether negotiating with prosecutors or administrative agencies, attending grand jury proceedings, or appearing in court, we are equally at home. Our trial lawyers provide thoughtful and thorough representation from pre-trial proceedings to trial and, where necessary, through appeal.
Aggressive and Vigorous.A number of our clients are high profile figures who routinely find themselves under intense public scrutiny. Business or professional reputations may be adversely affected by the mere mention of a criminal or administrative investigation or prosecution, or the threat of civil litigation. Their battles lie not only in the courtroom but also in the court of public opinion. Here, successful management of public relations is paramount. We have the resources and the relationships to ensure complementary and effective legal and media relations strategies.