Practice/Industry Group Overview
Our clients rely on our law firm to provide comprehensive strategic counsel in the high stakes areas of government investigations, corporate compliance, and white collar defense. The focus of our Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation team is to assist our clients in recognizing and avoiding the expanding risk of corporate criminal liability. With a unique combination of experience, expertise and perspective, we represent clients proactively and responsively. Our representation includes:
- Conducting cost-efficient internal investigations
- Developing comprehensive corporate compliance programs
- Negotiating settlements of criminal and civil charges
- Pre-indictment representation
- Defending criminal charges at trial
- Providing appellate counsel
Our Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation practice group has significant experience representing clients subject to regulatory and criminal oversight. Strategic advice is critical in the preliminary stages of an investigation, and our attorneys bring substantial expertise to bear in responding to investigations of:
- Bank fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Trade secrets theft
- Bribery and kickback charges
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) allegations
- Whistleblower - Qui Tam investigations
- Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations
Proactive counsel, whether for purposes of designing a general compliance program or creating a program tailored to the issues and industries in which our clients operate, is one of the most valuable services we provide. Today’s enforcement environment places a premium on effective, comprehensive compliance, and the Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation group is equipped to help clients navigate the regulatory and statutory landscape, to conduct audits and internal investigations, represent clients in enforcement proceedings, and make voluntary disclosures.
Corporate Crime Scene
Our government compliance, investigations and litigation attorneys have developed an approach for our corporate clients called “The Corporate Crime Scene.” This approach is designed to provide comprehensive counsel and a full range of legal services to businesses vulnerable to or victimized by embezzlement, internal financial fraud, wrongful employee conduct (bribery, kickbacks, etc.) and conflicts of interest. Our experiences allow us to offer corporate crime prevention programs and strategies including the design of response protocols for specific situations, investigation counsel, immediate counsel and mitigation measures, strategic contacts with local, state and federal enforcement agents, grand jury counsel and trial defense counsel.
White Collar Defense
The Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation practice group offers the experience of seasoned trial lawyers, including attorneys who served with distinction as federal and state prosecutors. As experts in criminal law and procedure, our attorneys have a unique understanding of governmental and prosecutorial perspectives and, where appropriate, are able to use their experience and expertise to ascertain the true focus of an investigation and advance the interests of our clients. Through all phases of the process, the Government Compliance, Investigations & Litigation group is able to marshal our resources and provide representation of the highest quality.