|Client||Privately held manufacturing company|
Represented a privately held manufacturing company following a dawn FBI search in which it soon became evident that: the client was facing a coordinated investigation in the United States and Canada; its competitor was cooperating with the government; and the crisis threatened the company’s financial viability as well as its long-term customer relationships. We immediately assisted on compliance issues during the FBI search. We represented the company throughout the U.S. and Canadian investigations. This included working with the client and a PR firm to address business fallout and preserving customer relations by taking the unusual step of notifying potentially affected customers prior to entry of a guilty plea. We ultimately negotiated individual settlements with most key customers without litigation.