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White Collar Litigation & Government Investigations

Businesses face significant white collar scrutiny and risk in today’s complex global legal and regulatory landscape. With lawyers and other legal professionals based in key international financial markets and highly regulated jurisdictions, our white collar litigation and government investigations team helps clients navigate regulatory, criminal, and civil challenges worldwide.

Our US team includes seasoned defense lawyers who are leaders in their profession as evidenced by their inclusion in the American College of Trial Lawyers and leading directories such as Chambers. Many on our team are former US Department of Justice (DOJ) assistant attorneys general, US Attorneys, federal prosecutors and supervisors from numerous US attorney offices, senior enforcement attorneys and supervisors with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), state prosecutors, and leaders from other government agencies. Our lawyers outside the United States counsel clients in investigations involving regulators such as the UK Serious Fraud Office, UK Financial Conduct Authority, UK Competition and Markets Authority, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission, and the Dubai Financial Services Authority, including advising on parallel investigations involving the DOJ and SEC.

WHAT WE DO

We represent and advise clients in the full range of internal investigations, civil litigation, criminal trials, enforcement actions, and government inquiries in developed and emerging markets. Our first priority—always—is to resolve problems with no charges filed, litigation, or adverse publicity by efficiently and effectively identifying the heart of an issue and leveraging our credibility with enforcement authorities on behalf of our clients. If litigation is called for, however, our veteran defense lawyers coordinate cross-border investigations, work with local counsel where necessary, manage global differences in the approach to privilege, advise on cultural nuances with the benefit of local language skills, coordinate regulatory settlements, and manage litigation risk, including potential group litigation.

Our representations have involved multiple agencies across global jurisdictions arising from issues related to: 

  • Bribery and corruption charges
  • Criminal and regulatory investigations and enforcement 
  • Antitrust and competition 
  • International trade and national security
  • False Claims Act and whistleblower investigations and litigation
  • Privacy and cybersecurity regulatory investigations and fraud
  • Anti-money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Healthcare fraud 
  • Congressional, independent commission, and parliamentary proceedings
  • Environmental issues
  • Tax matters
  • Trade secrets and economic espionage
  • Immigration