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Government Inquiries and Investigations

We frequently represent individuals and corporations in connection with civil and criminal government investigations, including inquiries and investigations by the:

In the last 10 years, federal and state governments have turned their attention towards utilizing the False Claims Act (FCA) in connection with claims against businesses and their owners, officers, employees, and directors. The U.S. Congress expanded the reach of the FCA within the last five years to provide regulators and prosecutors with an even larger tool kit of weapons.

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has also become a frequent tool of choice in the government’s pursuit of penalties and fines from corporations.

Our team includes a former SEC attorney from the Division of Enforcement, a former federal prosecutor, several former U.S. District Court law clerks, and a dedicated team of trial lawyers, some with 25 years of experience specializing in securities and enforcement defense. The team’s lawyers draw upon these years of experience to critically assess each matter to implement proven strategies tailored to the particular case and client needs. Our team is intimately familiar with the law and tactics at stake in these disputes.