Government compliance, investigations, and white collar defense
Our government compliance, investigations and white collar defense group understands government investigations and prosecutions firsthand. We have distinguished former federal prosecutors who bring with them decades of white collar experience to counsel clients nationwide in all aspects of government compliance, investigations and litigation. Your needs will be met with customized compliance and risk management strategies, and support throughout all phases of inquiries, investigations and prosecutions.
- Compliance programs – A proactive compliance program fosters integrity and is central to your overall risk management strategy. By first gaining and understanding of your business and market environment, we can utilize our knowledge of government initiatives and enforcement trends to develop effective, proactive compliance programs. Our firm has access to a wide network of former law enforcement professionals to assist in your investigation and compliance monitoring. Additionally, we can draw on the specialized industry expertise from our attorneys in areas such as:
- Banking regulation
- Anti-money laundering
- Corporate governance
- Environmental law
- Securities regulation
- Government contracting
- Bankruptcy law
- Antitrust law
- Trade sanctions and export controls
- Internal investigations and crisis management – The implementation of a timely and thorough internal investigation is key to successful crisis management. We specialize in helping you gather information on an expedited and confidential basis to ensure that you have an accurate assessment of all relevant facts and potential risks during an investigation. Having this information gives you the ability to anticipate potential risks, comply with fiduciary and reporting obligations, make timely operational decisions and respond to media inquiries. Using this information, we help you design a strategy to mitigate any criminal or civil exposure. Alternative remedies are often available to satisfy a government agency's objectives. Where early resolution is not possible, we remain prepared to aggressively represent your interests at trial if necessary.
- White collar representation – Businesses and individuals today face growing scrutiny from regulators and agencies at all levels of government. Regulatory action is now increasingly becoming investigative – and enforcement action and prosecution is increasing. We’ll help you to navigate through the investigative process and utilize our extensive knowledge of criminal and regulatory enforcement action to assist you.