White-Collar Defense and Government Investigations

Goldberg Segalla’s White-Collar Defense and Government Investigations team routinely represents individuals and corporations facing a broad range of complex government investigations, internal investigations, regulatory issues, enforcement proceedings, and civil and criminal litigations.

Comprising former prosecutors, leading trial lawyers, former government officials, and former Congressional staffers, our team has represented clients in disputes throughout the United States and around the world in both federal and state courts. We also have experience handling regulatory and administrative matters before multiple federal and state authorities, including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New York.

With offices in the main financial centers around the U.S., as well as strategic relationships throughout the world, we recognize the nuances and complexities of increasingly globalized enforcement regimes. We have experience in dealing with international regulators such as the Serious Fraud Office in the UK, extradition treaties, international forfeiture of assets, and cross-border information sharing.

We use our relationships and legal skills to find proactive solutions that mitigate risk, and when government investigations, inquiries, and enforcement actions are initiated, our lawyers offer comprehensive strategies to respond to these requests for information. When investigations and inquiries are anticipated, we assist companies in managing the process to ensure proper document preservation, review, and production, as well as conduct related forensic analysis and employee interviews to ensure the integrity of all document collection.

When inquiries and investigations develop into enforcement actions, indictments, or civil litigations, we formulate thorough, multi-faceted strategy with our clients and zealously defend against the charges and allegations. Our attorneys have counseled clients and secured victories in cases involving allegations of:

  • Public corruption
  • Consumer fraud
  • Deceptive business practices
  • Securities fraud and insider trading
  • Health care fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Criminal and civil antitrust violations
  • Violations of the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act
  • Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery statutes
  • Violations of the Robinson Patman Act
  • Violations of U.S. Treasury regulations
  • CERCLA violations and other environmental compliance
  • Tax evasion
  • Money laundering
  • Mail and wire fraud

Our White-Collar Defense and Government Investigations practice draws strength from collaborating with teams across Goldberg Segalla’s broad capabilities, including OSHA and Worksite Safety, Appellate, and Constitutional Law and Civil Rights. Clients facing enforcement proceedings, criminal actions, cross-border investigations, and general compliance issues benefit from this depth of experience from our lawyers who handle these matters around the U.S. and the world.

Regulatory Compliance

Goldberg Segalla provides sophisticated corporate, finance, litigation, and regulatory services for a variety of health care, insurance, and financial services companies. Our attorneys rely on decades of experience to provide forward-thinking solutions for businesses operating in today’s complex regulatory environment.

FCPA and Anti-Corruption Compliance

Our team of former government officials and compliance attorneys offers clients a comprehensive anti-corruption compliance solution. We advise on specific prospective transactions, as well as general compliance with multiple, complex features of the FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, and the interplay of those laws with domestic anti-bribery laws.

The White-Collar Defense and Government Investigations team also has experience assessing internal compliance programs and creating compliance policies and presentations for both domestic and foreign companies. We also advise clients on the development and implementation of internal compliance programs to reduce the risks of a violation of anti-corruption statutes.

Internal Investigations

Goldberg Segalla regularly conducts discreet and comprehensive internal investigations for public and private companies, and their boards of directors, relating to allegations of misconduct, malfeasances, and violations of the law — including possible violations of internal controls and anti-corruption laws. This practice includes forming an internal investigation team, conducting interviews, gathering documents, and counseling clients on the findings of the investigation.  We frequently counsel clients on issues that arise during internal investigations, including the benefits and drawbacks of whether to voluntarily disclose information to federal agencies such as the DOJ and the SEC.