Practice

White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Defending organizations and individuals in complex federal and state investigations and conducting internal investigations of sensitive matters

We bring decades of experience successfully representing national and multi-national companies and their boards and executives. In criminal, civil and regulatory proceedings, we work closely with clients to tailor the best strategy to challenge allegations and achieve optimal results, through negotiation or at trial. Our most senior and experienced attorneys bring focused attention to the details of each case and are supported by a deep and experienced white-collar defense team. We apply an analytical, creative and pragmatic approach to achieving each clients’ specific objectives.

Our lawyers, including former senior federal and state prosecutors, have a wealth of highly successful trial experience defending clients across the country. We are adept at navigating the complexities of a wide variety of governmental inquiries, including in grand jury investigations, Congressional committee inquiries and regulatory investigations involving a wide range of governmental authorities. 

We conduct sensibly designed confidential internal investigations concerning issues of board, officer and employee misconduct and organizational culture and DEI. We also help clients minimize risk by developing and implementing practical compliance approaches tailored to your business.

Areas of Focus

We have defended matters for global, national and regional companies across a wide range of industries:
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences – Medicare and Medicaid fraud, False Claims Act, FDA regulatory investigations, off-label promotion, Stark and anti-kickback matters, Congressional oversight investigations
  • Securities, Financial Services and Investment Management – SEC investigations, securities fraud, insider trading, options backdating, market timing, accounting fraud, bank fraud, FDIC regulatory investigations and money laundering
  • Technology – government procurement fraud and false claims, classified information controls, contract fraud, and theft of technology or proprietary information
  • International Business – anti-corruption and FCPA matters, export controls, matters involving OFAC and other sanctions regimes
  • Environmental – Clean Air and Water Act matters
  • Education – False Claims Act, research misconduct and export controls and sanctions matter
  • Tax – employment, payroll and income tax fraud matters

Experience

  • Represented company leadership and employees in Department of Justice criminal investigation into alleged federal health care fraud violations, including responding to subpoenas and preparing clients for interviews
  • Defended genetic test company in federal False Claims Act litigation concerning allegations of violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Defended genetic testing company and negotiated settlement of whistleblower complaint in investigation initiated by OIG, Health & Human Services subpoena concerning potential False Claims Act violations
  • Conducted internal investigation into allegations of discrimination and retaliation at higher educational institution and advised on management and governance matters
  • Led internal investigation concerning potential export control violation at scientific device company with a foreign parent company, advised on compliance improvements and drafted voluntary self-disclosure to government, with successful result of no government action
  • Conducted an internal investigation for an early-stage diagnostic testing company concerning allegations of potential misrepresentations to investors. 
  • Won the dismissal of all allegations in favor of a former executive at a financial services company in a SEC civil enforcement action in a case arising out of a complex group of transactions concerning the combination of certain defined-contribution plans. The win was affirmed by the First Circuit.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a board audit committee concerning allegations of potential misrepresentations by management to board and auditor.
  • Represented a multi-billion dollar pension fund in an internal investigation of alleged wrongdoing by fund management and others.
  • Conducted internal investigation for philanthropic organization concerning allegations of misappropriation of funds by employee.