Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations

Our government enforcement and internal investigations group represents corporations, boards of directors, management and other individuals in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, internal and criminal investigations and litigation.  We have been privileged to help companies of all sizes and their boards, audit and special committees, officers and directors, and other individuals with a wide range of administrative, criminal, regulatory, congressional and other sensitive government inquiries and internal investigations.

We know that government enforcement actions and internal investigations can be complex, highly sensitive, time-consuming ordeals for any company.  Coordination between criminal and civil regulatory authorities has increasingly blurred the line between criminal, civil and administrative offenses, resulting in heightened risks for companies conducting business, both in the U.S. and internationally.  We defends corporations, directors, officers and employees against allegations in various business contexts and at every stage of the enforcement process, including federal and state grand jury investigations, trials and appeals. We handle investigations and civil and administrative proceedings brought by regulatory bodies such as the SEC, the Federal Reserve Bank, CFPB, CFTC, FINRA, FTC, IRS, as well as federal and state banking and insurance regulators and state attorneys general throughout the United States.  Our experience is wide ranging and includes matters with allegations including:

We handle all aspects of criminal trials and enforcement trials and related civil and administrative actions in federal and state courts.  We also have negotiated many favorable settlements involving complex parallel criminal and civil proceedings.  In addition, we have experienced appellate counsel who pursue appeals of adverse criminal judgments and unfavorable civil and administrative determinations.