Global Investigations and Compliance > Overview

Our global investigations and compliance practice brings together firm lawyers who have deep substantive experience in specific industry sectors, and lawyers with proven track records of leading important investigations both in private practice and in government service on behalf of prosecutors’ offices, regulatory agencies and legislative committees. Many of the partners in the group previously served as federal prosecutors, senior U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials or U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawyers. Other members of the group formerly served as members of Congress, the general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives and in senior leadership positions at other executive branch agencies with enforcement authority. We routinely draw upon the expertise of lawyers in our international offices who have significant experience in international law and investigative matters.

Helping Clients Navigate Increased Regulatory Activity in the Global Economy

Our nuanced understanding both of our clients’ businesses and the legal environment in which our clients operate enables us to partner with them to design front-end compliance programs that meet business and legal objectives. However, in those instances where compliance efforts fail to forestall a problem, our experienced team draws on its extensive knowledge of the kind of internal reviews that government officials will demand as we ferret out facts before government agencies come knocking or, alternatively, help clients navigate the often conflicting requirements of government entities after regulators become aware of problems.  Where a negotiated resolution of these issues cannot be achieved with regulatory authorities, we aggressively represent our clients in enforcement or other legal proceedings. 

Our global investigations and compliance practice is international in scope and includes lawyers in both our firm’s national and international offices. Given the breadth of our experience, we are situated to represent the interests of our clients in the full range of investigative proceedings that have become increasingly common in today’s global economy, and we regularly work with our clients’ in-house and outside advisors to address the marketplace concerns that often arise during such investigations.

Our Experience

We offer a multidisciplinary approach across a broad range of practice areas, touching every industry served by the firm, including:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • antibribery/FCPA
  • audit committees and boards of directors
  • commodities regulation and enforcement
  • consumer protection
  • congressional and state legislative investigations
  • corporate compliance
  • corporate governance
  • crisis management
  • customs and import controls
  • cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
  • energy markets and enforcement
  • export controls and economic sanctions
  • financial restructuring
  • fraud and abuse
  • government contracts/False Claims Act
  • internal investigations
  • international trade
  • market manipulation
  • OSHA
  • public officials law
  • securities enforcement and litigation
  • state attorneys general investigations
  • state regulatory investigations.