Our White Collar Criminal Defense Team includes a veteran group of former federal prosecutors and former SEC lawyers with decades of experience representing companies and individuals doing business in some of the most heavily regulated industries.
Our seasoned attorneys have a proven track record of resolving controversies, including regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, favorably and expeditiously. Often these government inquiries are resolved without our clients being charged with criminal or regulatory violations and the existence of the government inquiry never becoming public. In those instances when the government has filed charges or enforcement actions against our clients, our litigators have obtained successful outcomes at trial or on appeal. Our lawyers are also regularly engaged to design, or evaluate and improve, corporate compliance programs that prevent law violations from occurring.
We are frequently retained by corporate stakeholders, including boards of directors, audit committees and general counsel, to conduct internal investigations of suspected employee misconduct and “whistleblower” complaints. The skills and experience of our lawyers enable them to investigate suspected wrongdoing thoroughly and efficiently. We understand our clients’ businesses and can properly scope the investigation, evaluate the potential impact of the investigation results, make decisions about any reporting to government authorities and formulate appropriate corrective measures.
Our clients include Fortune 500 and other publicly traded companies, closely held corporations, nonprofit organizations, corporate directors and executives, professionals, and public officials. We are available to defend companies, domestic and foreign, in “bet-the-business” litigation or to provide counseling and advice on the narrowest technical matters.
We successfully defend clients in a wide range of criminal investigations and related civil inquiries matters, including alleged violations in the following subject matter areas:
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