Securities fraud and financial crimes are high-profile offenses that garner big headlines in the media. At Hilder & Associates, P.C., we stay on the cutting edge of this complex area of white collar criminal defense. Cases are filled with details and documentation, requiring an attorney who can sift through the data and get to the facts. Philip Hilder is a founder and co-chair of the American Bar Association National Institute on Securities Fraud. He is also a co-chair of the ABA subcommittee on Securities Fraud.
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We understand what is at stake for clients who come to Hilder & Associates, P.C., for help when facing accusations of securities fraud, financial fraud, insider trading and other violations of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Texas Financial Crimes Defense Attorneys
SOX compliance is governed by two agencies: the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The SEC has subpoena power to broadly investigate companies, pursue prosecution, seek civil fines and work in conjunction with the Department of Justice. The PCAOB focuses on the public auditors of applicable companies. Thus, the PCAOB has rule-making authority to set standards for the preparation of audit reports, inspect public accounting firms and impose fines. Moreover, the agency can request accounting representatives to produce documents and testify.
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Convictions can result in excessive fines, the end of a career and the closing of a company. This is no time to go at it alone and refuse legal representation. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer, please contact our Houston law office.