Federal prosecutors file cases against people whom they
accuse of mail, wire, and bank fraud matters, health care
and medical billing fraud, public corruption, money
laundering, antitrust, and theft of trade secrets, among
others. The federal government often pursues more complex
matters, and often seeks severer penalties than the states
Federal cases alleging a white collar crime are usually very document-intensive. Tens of thousands of pages are normal, oftentimes with multiple parties involved. So the defense must prepare more thoroughly than the prosecution. Ms. Copeland does the work, reviewing everything and finding all the possible avenues of defense, both on the merits and on constitutional or procedural grounds. This level of preparation also means mistakes in the prosecution’s argument or mistakes made by law enforcement are found, and raised in defense of the matter. All grounds possible are raised, whether in defense or in negotiations.