Our Government Investigations attorneys have successfully represented companies and individuals, including public company executives, in civil and criminal investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Offices nationwide, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and many other federal and state regulatory and enforcement agencies.
We frequently represent clients in parallel civil and criminal investigations and in regulatory proceedings. We also assist our clients to develop and provide a coordinated response to the internal and public concerns that accompany these matters, including helping them respond to media interest and address reputational concerns.
We understand that a criminal indictment, regardless of the ultimate outcome of the case, can itself be extremely damaging to an organization. We have succeeded in averting indictments of our clients in a broad array of criminal and regulatory matters, including healthcare fraud and FDA cases, securities and insider trading cases, antitrust matters, criminal environmental investigations, bank fraud cases, and employee embezzlement cases.
Because a thorough and early internal investigation can make the difference between a government investigation and a government prosecution, our team assists clients to conduct the appropriate internal investigations thoroughly and efficiently. As outside counsel, we work with in-house counsel, senior management, audit committees, and/or special committees formed by boards of directors to develop innovative and creative solutions for problems uncovered during the internal investigation.