A government investigation is among the most critical events a company or individual can face. It can mean damage to reputation and market value, heavy fines, banishment from an industry, and even loss of liberty. These high stakes require a skilled and strategic response.
Buchalter’s White Collar & Investigations team has exceptional experience in guiding clients through these treacherous waters. Featuring former Department of Justice and SEC attorneys as well as industry compliance experts, the group balances aggressive advocacy with credible and diplomatic negotiation. Our goal is to end investigations without any enforcement action when possible, and to defeat the government in court when necessary.
We use the same skills to resolve potential issues before the government is ever involved. Where misconduct is suspected or reported internally, we can conduct a discrete and targeted investigation to assess the extent of the problem, evaluate risk, and advise on compliance programs and other remedies. We also litigate business disputes and whistleblower lawsuits involving parallel government investigations or allegations of illegal behavior, where familiarity with both civil and criminal procedure is essential.
The team’s experience in managing the enforcement and investigations process is enhanced by Buchalter’s deep expertise across various industries and practice areas involving singular and multistate actions. As needed, we can draw from specialists in health care law, securities regulation, mortgage lending and banking regulation, anti-money laundering and other banking compliance, trade secrets theft, cybersecurity, and a range of other fields. Leveraging procedural and substantive know-how helps drive both efficiency and credibility.
Our attorneys have investigated and defended matters involving:
- Health care fraud and kickbacks
- Securities fraud
- Anti Money Laundering and Bank Secrecy Act violations
- Bank fraud
- Mortgage lending practices
- Consumer protection enforcement
- Consumer product safety violations
- Trade secrets theft
- FDA violations
- Public corruption
- Multi-state attorney general investigations