Before formal charges are ever brought against an individual or a business, there will be an investigation. The length of a government investigation varies in duration and scope, depending on the particular issue and suspected wrongdoing. We have successfully represented businesses and professionals throughout the investigatory process, frequently able to resolve disputes in our clients’ favor before formal charges are ever brought. We also assist clients who may suspect wrongdoing within their organizations and wish to identify and take care of any issues internally. Across a broad range of industries nationwide, our lawyers have experience representing clients in both state and federal court, from local, state, and national agencies.
From informal interviews with investigators to guidance and protection during grand jury proceedings, our team has experience dealing with a range of governmental agencies. Knowing that each client’s case is unique, our lawyers are skilled at gathering the pertinent facts, creating a plan to defend any allegations against you, and approaching the investigation in a manner that will provide the client with the most favorable outcome. Our lawyers have experience defending thousands of clients against investigations of health care fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, mortgage fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) violations, bribery and money laundering, immigration offenses, offenses under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, theft of trade secrets, economic espionage, intellectual property offenses, and NAFTA violation investigations conducted by numerous agencies, including:
- The Department of Justice
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- The Securities and Exchange Commission
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Office of Foreign Assets Control
- Health and Human Services – Office of Inspector General
In helping our clients with governmental investigations issues, our team of lawyers knows that the best way to defend against any sort of allegation or investigation is to maintain internal policies that will provide clients with comprehensive protection in the event an investigation is commenced. Because our team has years of experience successfully representing our clients through government investigations, we can use that knowledge and understanding of the system to make sure you’re protected even before an investigation begins – and show compliance in possible future proceedings.