With more than 20 years of legal experience, Steve Toland focuses on federal and state criminal defense, with an emphasis on federal white-collar defense and investigations. He represents individuals and companies in all phases of investigation and criminal prosecution and is particularly adept at advising and counseling those facing a governmental investigation with the goal of preventing prosecution.
Board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Steve has argued over 300 contested matters in federal court and tried 60 cases in state court. His strong relationships with government officials in nearly every major enforcement agency enable Steve to effectively identify persuasive arguments, narrow the scope of inquiries, limit corporate and individual exposure and negotiate favorable resolutions. In the event prosecution is unavoidable, he will go to trial and has obtained many favorable results for his clients.
Steve’s practice and expertise includes:
- White Collar Criminal Defense/Investigation
- False Claims Act/Health Care Fraud
- Crisis Management and Strategic Response
- Parallel Criminal and Civil Proceedings
- Data Compliance/Regulation
Additionally, Steve has directed client strategy in the context of inquiries, investigations and enforcement actions by federal, state and local authorities including, but not limited to, DOJ, SEC, FTC, EPA, USSS, DHS, HHS, executive agencies, and state regulatory agencies.