Trey focuses his practice on federal and Virginia criminal law matters, especially white collar and corporate cases.
As a trial attorney and former prosecutor, Trey represents individuals and companies in all phases of criminal, civil, and regulatory investigations. His clients have included witnesses, targets, and victims in investigations of everything from tax, government contract, and securities fraud to maritime and environmental violations. Trey works with Vandeventer Black’s practice-specific attorneys to provide a comprehensive defense to the full range of enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions.
Trey’s notable engagements include serving as counsel for numerous ship owners, officers, and crew in U.S. Department of Justice criminal and environmental investigations; numerous businesses involved in investigations of government contracting fraud; multiple businesses and individuals involved in federal investigations for financial services, tax, or Medicaid fraud; a shipping line in a federal false claims investigation; a wholesaler prosecuted for federal trademark infringement and contraband cigarette sales; employees of financial institutions involved in parallel SEC and federal criminal investigations of securities and bank fraud; an individual prosecuted for criminal copyright infringement of sophisticated business software; and a government contractor charged with two counts of murder in Afghanistan. Trey also has conducted numerous internal investigations for business clients faced with compliance or theft issues.
Trey has extensive experience in the courtroom, before juries, and in negotiating with government prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and regulators. He routinely represents clients in all divisions of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk, Alexandria, and Richmond) and the Eastern District of North Carolina and has represented numerous clients in federal district courts and agency hearings across the country. From his wide range of cases, Trey has experience with almost every federal law enforcement agency.
Before joining Vandeventer Black, Trey was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Virginia, where he prosecuted the full range of criminal offenses from economic crimes to sexual assault and homicide. Before that, Trey was a legislative aide for the Senate Majority Leader in the U.S. Congress, where he became well acquainted with the regulatory and administrative processes of government.
White Collar and Government Investigations:
Law Firm in Norfolk, VA
101 West Main Street
500 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VA 23510
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