Saxton & Stump’s Investigations and Criminal Defense Group counsels businesses and individuals in all aspects of criminal and administrative investigations, including complex tax matters, anti-trust litigation, commercial litigation and regulatory enforcement actions. Our team brings a wealth of experience and insight to every engagement whether navigating an in-house investigation, responding to subpoenas and search warrants, preparing for interviews and testimony, handling complicated sentencing matters, negotiating non-prosecution, deferred prosecution, plea agreements or trying cases when necessary.

The group is led by co-chair Mark E. Cedrone, Esq., a prominent defense attorney who for 35 years has represented an array of clients, including prominent business leaders facing serious disputes with governmental agencies, and co-chair Hon. Lawrence Stengel (Ret.), who spent almost 30 years as a federal and county judge before entering private practice. Our team also includes former judges, prosecutors and noted litigators such as the Hon. Robert A. Graci (Ret.), highly experienced defense attorneys William A. DeStefano, Esq. and William C. Costopoulos, Esq. as well as former Pennsylvania Deputy Attorney General Carson B. Morris, Esq.

Defense of Criminal and Administrative Investigations

Our attorneys advise clients on their rights and obligations under federal and state law and provide counsel on various regulatory compliance issues, including those involving:

  • Tax crimes
  • Environmental law violations
  • Consumer/commercial fraud
  • Antitrust violations
  • Public corruption
  • Money laundering
  • Healthcare fraud
  • Bank fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Federal securities laws and regulations
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • The False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Corporate integrity agreements
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Data breach and privacy violations