Our deep bench of highly experienced attorneys includes both career defense attorneys and former state and federal prosecutors and regulators. With offices across the southeastern United States and Washington, D.C., our capacity and experience in high-stakes corporate and regulatory litigation and white collar defense is unmatched in the region.
We routinely advise clients in a wide range of industries on the civil and criminal implications of their proposed business transactions and strategies, including international expansions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, dealings with competitors, capital raises, and business development efforts. Our team is knowledgeable across a range of subject matters, and we excel at providing on-demand counseling to support in-house staff and, when necessary, in leading investigations and implementing remedial measures. We are effective because we are efficient, responsive, and understand our clients' businesses. We are also trial attorneys and, therefore, bring a unique perspective to our counseling engagements.
Our compliance team has particular experience in the following high-risk areas:
We regularly work with our clients to develop and strengthen compliance measures that help prevent, detect, and correct potential wrongdoing before it develops into a major threat. We take a life-cycle approach to creating comprehensive compliance programs, where each initiative builds upon best practices while incorporating new information and solutions as they become available. Most significantly, we tailor our compliance and training programs to the specific needs and businesses of our clients. Our programs simplify the law for employees so they can understand the bright-line rules for everyday conduct and recognize situations that call for specific attention and guidance.
Our White Collar Defense & Investigations attorneys regularly represent individuals and companies before grand juries and in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels. We are a team of experienced trial attorneys who have conducted hundreds of jury trials and investigations in both government and private practice. In addition to a group of career criminal defense attorneys and former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, members of the team include:
We have substantial experience in a broad range of enforcement actions in the United States and worldwide, involving antitrust, civil rights, conspiracy, embezzlement and money laundering, the environment, the False Claims Act, the FCPA, fraud, healthcare, public corruption and bribery, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and whistleblower complaints.
One of our core strengths is our deep experience in handling simultaneous parallel state and federal criminal, regulatory, and administrative proceedings and our ability to draw upon the subject-matter experience of our partners in the areas of banking, energy, environmental, gaming, healthcare, insurance, maritime, and tax, among others.