Government Investigation and White Collar Defense


Corporations, executives and professionals are increasingly the target of aggressive regulatory and criminal enforcement from agencies such as the Department of Justice, Department of Commerce, EPA, DOT, CBP, FDA, TSA, FMC, FMCSA, OFAC, as well as State Attorneys General. Ronald Gainor, a former government prosecutor, is the chair of this group, having tried over 80 cases to verdict in federal and state courts around the country.

Our government investigation and white collar defense group has the expertise and experience to not only defend our clients against these actions, but also to assist our clients in internal corporate investigation. We provide an unparalleled, cost-effective and pragmatic approach concerning the risk of government investigation and indictment. We understand business sensitivities and will always endeavor to formulate strategic responses to minimize our clients’ risk in this perilous arena. In line with our Comprehensive Business Risk Management approach, examples of the services we often provide the services are:

  • Discreet internal investigation
  • Preemptive strategies to minimize, avoid or resolve government investigation
  • Consultation and advice on corrective action, compliance plans and advisability of voluntary disclosure where appropriate

The type of government investigations and white collar matters we handle include:

  • Military and government contacts/False Claims Act
  • Sherman Act/Anti-Trust
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Seizures and forfeitures of cargo and other property
  • U.S. Export Controls (BIS)
  • Trade Sanctions (OFAC)
  • Fraud
  • TSA compliance
  • Money laundering
  • Insurance
  • Health care
  • Securities
  • Financials services
  • Criminal defense