Our Government Investigations attorneys have successfully represented companies and individuals, including executives of public companies, in civil and criminal investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, 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 assist our clients to provide a coordinated response to parallel civil and criminal investigations, and regulatory proceedings. We also advise and assist clients with the internal and public concerns that accompany such proceedings, including civil litigation, media interest, and reputational concerns.
We understand that a criminal indictment regardless of the outcome, 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 be the difference between a government investigation and a government prosecution, our team often helps clients conduct the appropriate internal investigations thoroughly and efficiently. As outside counsel, we work with in-house counsel, senior management, and/or special committees formed by boards of directors to develop innovative and creative solutions for any problems discovered during the internal investigation.