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Government Investigations and Crisis Management

Becoming the target of a government investigation can be one of the most challenging and time-consuming ordeals you or your company will ever face. Your reputation and the very survival of your business can be placed in doubt.

Our skilled and well-connected team helps to contain the crisis and achieve the strongest outcome. Led by a former U.S. Attorney with years of experience prosecuting major civil and criminal matters, our team is your partner and advocate. We move swiftly to develop and implement effective responses to inquiries, demands, subpoenas, and search warrants—whether from federal and state law enforcement or regulatory agencies. Our in-depth understanding of government systems and practices, and our network of relationships within the enforcement community, help us to create successful strategies, even in the face of difficult facts.

Our team has had significant success quashing subpoenas, dismissing Qui Tam litigation, and securing highly favorable settlements in matters that threatened our clients’ continued operation. Our approach is to get quickly to the crux of the case and pursue creative, aggressive, and highly tailored advocacy, focused on our clients’ definition of success.

We are able to draw heavily on the extensive, industry-specific expertise for which Davis Wright Tremaine is nationally renowned. This deep knowledge and understanding of highly regulated industries such as health care, energy, communications, and finance positions us to effectively address many of the enforcement community’s most frequent areas of concern and enables us to resolve crises quickly.

Investigations of businesses and individuals are proliferating at all levels of government. From whistleblower claims to grand jury investigations to regulatory matters and more, the team at Davis Wright Tremaine serves as an effective champion for counseling, investigating, and litigating all forms of government inquiry.