Baker Manock & Jensen attorneys in the White Collar Criminal Defense Practice Group represent businesses, individuals, corporate officers, corporate directors, and employees under investigation by State and Federal law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, and the Business Affairs Division of the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office.

Our attorneys conduct internal investigations, assist clients in responding to subpoenas, and negotiate with prosecutors. If our clients are charged with a crime, we defend them vigorously in court and at trial.

The practice group handles cases involving allegations of fraud, tax evasion, campaign and election law violations, embezzlement, environmental violations, bookmaking, and sexual assault by healthcare professionals. Fraud cases we have defended have included allegations specific to particular industries, such as healthcare, in regard to billing issues, and agricultural packing and processing, in regard to accounting issues.

Members of the White Collar Crime Practice Group include Dirk B. Paloutzian and Craig A. Houghton.  Mr. Paloutzian is a former deputy district attorney, former chair of the Fresno County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section, and has significant criminal trial experience, representing defendants in cases throughout the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast. Mr. Jaech is a former Special Agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.