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White Collar, Investigations, and Government Controversies

Government enforcement cases and investigations can lead to severe legal and financial consequences – both in cases where there are allegations of criminal conduct and in those where there are not. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling virtually every type of government controversy and investigation. Anchored by former federal prosecutors, our team knows how government investigations are conducted, which helps us develop sophisticated defense strategies. Our in-depth experience allows us to respond promptly and efficiently.

Whatever the forum, matter of law, or industry, handling litigation and investigations involving the government almost always involves high stakes. We have the credentials, bench strength, and track record to serve both as trusted advisors in complex and sensitive government investigations and controversies and as potent advocates when cases cannot be resolved through negotiation. We also routinely conduct internal investigations for private and public entities in matters involving the workings of government and in matters that could potentially ripen into government investigation or litigation.

We possess broad knowledge of a wide range of industries, and we apply this real-world business perspective to develop compelling arguments and strategies. For example, our government controversies and investigations lawyers work in concert with our leading health care practitioners to represent health care professionals and entities in fraud investigations related to government billing, as well as in licensing proceedings and internal investigations. Using our experience in both civil and criminal litigation, we have represented clients in concurrent criminal, civil, and administrative "parallel proceedings." We have negotiated "global" dispositions of serious matters involving multiple government agencies and multiple civil and criminal enforcement proceedings.

We work closely with in-house counsel, senior management, boards of directors, audit committees, and special committees to ensure clients respond to government investigations properly while doing everything possible to minimize disruption to ordinary business activities. While we advocate zealously for our clients, we do so in a manner that preserves relationships with government officials to help facilitate satisfactory resolutions of client matters.

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