Government Enforcement, Compliance, & White Collar Litigation
It has never been more critical for businesses, and those who run them, to have a trusted advisor and advocate to help navigate the increasing oversight by government regulators and their growing enforcement activities. The last decade has seen a continued escalation of government oversight in the areas of healthcare, finance, higher education, energy, and the environment. As a result, audits and investigations by federal and state agencies – criminal and civil – are increasingly common. Pietragallo’s attorneys, many of whom are former prosecutors, routinely counsel and represent businesses that become subject to government audits and investigations.
Companies in this difficult environment are well advised to take preventative measures to become and remain compliant with federal and state regulations that increasingly impact their businesses, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related foreign laws. Our attorneys are experienced in compliance audits, training, and (when necessary) internal investigations for businesses across multiple industries.
Along with our substantive knowledge and significant experience, our attorneys add additional value through our ability to advise clients during “crisis” events that require immediate action and management. Whether the crisis arises from an unexpected government audit or a criminal investigation that includes search warrants and grand jury subpoenas, our attorneys stand ready to guide businesses through every step of the process.
In the event criminal charges are filed, our attorneys are experienced in every aspect of a complex white collar criminal case. We aggressively develop defense strategies to defend against or minimize the government’s case. When the only option is trial, we possess the experience to defend vigorously our clients at trial and on appeal. Our attorneys, many of whom are former prosecutors, collectively have decades of trial and appellate experience.
At all times and during every representation, we are focused on and concerned about the collateral consequences of a government audit or investigation, such as debarment, civil liability, exclusion or suspension from federal and state programs, and revocation of professional licenses.
Our attorneys are also experienced in representing government officials, municipal governments, quasi-governmental entities, non-profits, and businesses during political corruption, Hobbs Act, and bribery investigations.
Examples of our representations include:
Obviously, some of our most successful representations are the ones we can never discuss.
Our Government Enforcement, Compliance, and White Collar Litigation team is honored to be recognized by the following accolades:
Gaetan J. Alfano
Pamela Coyle Brecht
Erik R. Giannitrapani
Lee K. Goldfarb
Christopher A. Iacono
James W. Kraus
Tama Beth Kudman
Mary Kate McDevitt
Michael A. Morse
William Pietragallo, II
Kevin E. Raphael
Marc Stephen Raspanti
Lourdes Sánchez Ridge
Christin M. Roberts
Douglas K. Rosenblum
Daniel P. Wotherspoon
Chalon C. Young