As countries open their borders to global business and investment by private, public and sovereign enterprise, so too do they open themselves up to the quid pro quo enforcement of multilateral government regulations and sanctions. And, so too must the enterprises doing business within those borders comply with such multilateral obligations, lest they be the target of a government investigation.
Our Government Investigation & White Collar Practice offers formidable and highly organized resources around the globe to effectively represent clients faced with potential investigations and any parallel civil and criminal prosecution.
Why Choose Us
Using our formidable global resources, insight into government and geographic presence, we are able to quickly identify the appropriate team to handle all phases of an investigation, any subsequent Congressional inquiries or civil or criminal actions, including class and multijurisdictional mass actions, while at the same time help clients focus on future developments, whether regulatory or legislative in nature.
An Experienced Team
- Our team includes former senior-ranking litigation and trial lawyers who honed their skills inside US Attorneys' offices and the US Departments of Justice (DOJ), Homeland Security, Treasury and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), among other US agencies.
- We have been involved in four of the 10 largest DOJ Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act and Anticorruption investigations, including as monitor in one of the largest FCPA matters.
- Our lawyers are involved in the defense of civil, criminal and regulatory matters in courts around the country, as well as before numerous agencies and forums, including before courts, Congress and regulatory agencies.
Government Policy and Regulatory Insight
Complementary insight and counsel from former US Ambassadors, US Senators and former senior ranking members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and other government agencies.
On-the-Ground Presence, Globally
We have government investigation and white collar resources spanning 19 countries, with team members fluent in more than 20 languages. Our team is familiar with the local customs, courts and regulatory legislative bodies, which is often a help in the defense against governmental actions.
We swiftly address sanctions, investigations and litigation, practically anywhere in the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America.