Corporate scandals, fraud, embezzlement, reputational harm. The prevalence of these risks continues to rise as technology becomes more sophisticated, information travels faster, and the government tries to keep up. When faced with government investigations, corporate compliance or white collar defense, the stakes are high. In order to protect their business, companies need to recognize risk, avoid liability, and make smart decisions based on sound counsel. Husch Blackwell’s Government Compliance, Investigations and Litigation team has the experience, expertise and perspective that you can rely on. Our attorneys have conducted numerous risk assessments, as well as rapid responses to whistleblower allegations at many publicly held corporations, including a Big Four accounting firm, the largest medical device manufacturer in the United States and one of the U.S. military’s most critical shipbuilders.
Our experience includes:
We have significant experience representing clients that are subject to regulatory oversight, as well as civil and criminal enforcement actions. Our attorneys bring substantial expertise to bear in responding to investigations of:
Today’s enforcement environment places a premium on effective, comprehensive compliance. Proactive counsel, whether for purposes of designing a general compliance program or creating a program tailored to your particular industry, is one of the most valuable services we provide. We can help you navigate the regulatory and statutory landscape, conduct audits and internal investigations, represent clients in enforcement proceedings, and determine when voluntary disclosures are appropriate.
Corporate Crime Scene
Sometimes our corporate clients are victimized, and we fight back. For businesses that are vulnerable to internal financial fraud, unauthorized data intrusions, wrongful employee conduct (bribery, kickbacks, etc.) and conflicts of interest, we offer comprehensive counsel as well as corporate crime prevention programs and strategies.
White Collar Defense
Our team consists of seasoned trial lawyers, including attorneys who served with distinction as federal and state prosecutors. With a deep background in criminal law and procedure, our attorneys have a unique understanding of governmental and prosecutorial perspectives. This knowledge and experience can help discern the true focus of an investigation and advance the interests of our clients.