Our interdisciplinary Compliance & Government Investigations Practice Group comprises attorneys with deep experience in handling criminal and civil government enforcement matters, both in private practice and as supervisory attorneys in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Armed with this experience, we handle the entire spectrum of government enforcement issues that arise for our clients, ranging from compliance policy making and training, to routine government subpoenas, to full-blown crises such as law-enforcement raids on company facilities that require a rapid, sophisticated and cohesive response.
We assist clients of various sizes throughout the U.S. by conducting internal investigations or responding to federal, state or local government investigations. We also work with clients globally, particularly during U.S. or foreign government investigations into alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other foreign anti-corruption laws. We understand the governmental priorities and practices that bear on these issues, and we guide clients through their dealings with government agencies and regulators. The firm routinely handles matters involving DOJ (including U.S. Attorneys' Offices throughout the country), states attorney general, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Health and Human Services' and other Offices of Inspector General. In addition, we have served as the Regulatory Auditor for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Third Party Auditor for the NYSE Amex, as well as in a similar capacity for an international professional services firm and a global financial services company.
We stand with our clients before, during and after their dealings with the government to ensure the best possible outcomes. Even during these high-stakes engagements, we endeavor to minimize the disruption these issues can cause to our clients' businesses. Our attorneys provide support to a broad range of business sectors, including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, government contracting and many others. Critical subjects on which we provide counsel include:
- Healthcare fraud and abuse
- FCPA and other foreign anti-bribery laws
- Securities fraud
- Bank fraud
- Mail and wire fraud
- Fraud in government contracting
- Environmental crimes
- Domestic public corruption
- Antitrust violations
- Consumer protection statutes
Regardless of the subject matter concerned, we help our clients develop a strategy and identify what is needed in light of the particular circumstances involved. We offer our clients a full array of compliance, defense and investigative services that can be deployed as necessary as the situation evolves, including:
- Compliance planning and training
- Internal investigations
- Civil and administrative defense
- Criminal defense
- Witness representation
- Victim representation
- Independent regulatory audits
- Response to Congressional investigations
We tailor each representation to provide the particular services essential to achieving the client's objectives in the most efficient manner possible.