Government Investigations & White Collar Defense
GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS & WHITE COLLAR DEFENSE
To assure the best possible outcome, businesses, executives, and other individuals who receive requests for information from federal or state investigative agencies need immediate counsel from attorneys experienced in handling government investigations. This is especially critical in the current environment because governmental regulations are increasingly enforced through criminal prosecution rather than mere civil fines.
The lawyers of Nixon Peabody’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice have extensive counseling, investigating, and litigating experience in all forms of government inquiry. Our representation is national in scope and includes managing matters from the investigation stage through the grand jury process, trial, and, if necessary, appeal and collateral proceedings.
We provide comprehensive services to individuals and organizations that receive administrative or other subpoenas, or any other requests for information from federal or state investigative agencies. We:
- conduct internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients and prepare investigative reports;
- establish compliance programs to help avoid government actions in the first place;
- formulate strategies and respond to informal requests for information, document subpoenas, and search warrants; and
- represent clients who are targets, subjects, or witnesses in governmental proceedings in criminal trials and other criminal proceedings to ensure that their legal rights and interests are defended at all times
Nixon Peabody’s Government Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense practice was recognized in the 2011–2012 U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, earning honors nationally and in Boston and Washington, DC.
- Enforcement Trends Related to Executive Liability in Health Care Investigations
Bloomberg BNA Health Care Fraud Report | June 12, 2013
A team of New York City attorneys, including Health Services practice group leader Michele Masucci, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partners David Feldman and Sean Haran, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense senior associate Ashley Baynham, and Commercial Litigation associate Devon Haft Little discuss recent enforcement trends under the False Claims Act and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The article also provides guidance for corporate executives on how best to address this new enforcement focus.
- What Exporters Need To Do Before Oct. 15
Law360 | May 23, 2013
A team of Washington, DC, attorneys including Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson, Global Business & Transactions associate Alexandra Lopez-Casero, and Private Equity & Investment Funds associate Nick Rosenberg co-authored this column discussing the activities exporters need to undertake now in order to ensure they have the proper export classifications, licenses, and policies in place by October, when the first round of the Export Control Reform Initiative takes effect.
- A New Procedural Trend in Qui Tam FCA Cases
Law360 | May 17, 2013
Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and Boston Government Investigations & White Collar Defense associate Conor Harris authored this article focused on a rising tide of whistleblower claims, which has spawned a new procedural development in qui tam actions under the False Claims Act.