Litigation Practice - Government and Internal Investigations

“Intelligent, determined and creative lawyers” – Chambers

The firm is frequently retained to conduct corporate internal investigations and represent companies and executives in response to government investigations.

Because our firm focuses solely on litigation, we are well-positioned to conduct entirely independent investigations and provide objective advice based on our findings.  Moreover, our experience in complex, fast-moving litigation enables us to respond rapidly and effectively when internal or government investigations identify facts posing potential risks to our clients.

The firm includes numerous accomplished litigators with prosecutorial and investigative experience who routinely navigate our clients through complex investigations conducted by federal regulatory and enforcement agencies (e.g., the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Health and Human Services, Securities and Exchange Commission, and various United States Attorneys’ offices) involving numerous categories of white-collar offenses, including:

  • RICO
  • False claims
  • Antitrust
  • Bribery/Kickbacks
  • Cybercrime
  • Fraud (including bank, bankruptcy, contractor, customs, health care, honest services, mail and wire, prescription, and securities)
  • Health care crimes
  • Intellectual property crimes
  • Money laundering
  • Tax crimes
  • Trade secret theft

Representative Work

  • Represented publicly traded, nationwide supplier of durable medical equipment through numerous federal and state investigations of purported false Medicare and Medicaid claims resulting in civil settlement of False Claims Act allegations and no criminal prosecution of company or its executives 
  • Represented mid-sized medical practice through federal and state investigation of E&M coding practices resulting in modest repayment of funds equivalent to the government’s investigative expenses and no administrative or criminal sanctions
  • Represented debt-collection network through investigations by numerous state attorneys general and the federal Department of Justice’s Executive Office of United States Trustees resulting in no criminal or regulatory actions brought against the client
  • Represented the Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company in an options backdating investigation 
  • Conducted an internal investigation involving the CEO of a high-profile nonprofit corporation
  • Investigated alleged construction contracting fraud against the Fulton County School Board, resulting in recoveries of several million dollars
  • Represented numerous targets and witnesses in investigations by the Department of Justice and other governmental authorities