Joseph A. Valenti
Joe Valenti is a trial and appellate lawyer who represents entities and individuals under investigation or in litigation of white collar criminal and civil matters. Clients ranging from government contractors and non-profit organizations to health care and financial services companies rely on Joe to represent their interests when they are subject to a search warrant, receive a subpoena from the government or face indictment by a grand jury. These cases typically involve government parties scrutinizing compliance with federal and state laws, such as the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), the False Claims Act (FCA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), fraud statutes, anti-money-laundering regulations, consumer protection laws, child protection laws and anti-harassment laws, among many others. Joe defends clients facing criminal and civil charges in both federal and state courts. His experience includes making proffers to the government that have led to declination letters as well as negotiating settlements, non-prosecution agreements and deferred prosecution agreements.
Business clients also turn to Joe to conduct, supervise and audit internal investigations into activities in their workplaces. His experience in this area includes investigating allegations of sexual assault, harassment, financial irregularities, and negligent conduct in charitable, health care and educational institutions. Joe also conducts investigations as part of the potential defense of companies facing government investigations, as well to help clients verify their compliance with government regulations and minimize risks that could lead to non-compliance. This work includes providing regulatory advice and drafting internal policies, procedures, controls and training materials.
Joe also handles matters involving free speech, copyrights, trademarks, advertising, cybersecurity, data privacy, and commercial litigation, particularly involving serious accidents, injury or death, or substantial monetary loss.