In today's legal environment, having seasoned attorneys with breadth and depth in white collar practice, including investigations, trials and appeals, is not a luxury, it's a necessity. In addition to substantial experience defending corporations and individuals, Sutherland's white collar practitioners are former federal prosecutors and Department of Justice defense lawyers. They have served as lead counsel in scores of jury trials in federal and state courts, as special prosecutors and as counsel in a variety of congressional probes. Their experiences include high-profile trials and investigations such as the recent representation of individuals in the Arthur Andersen trial in Texas and the New York State attorney general's Marsh & McLennan investigation, as well as grand jury, agency and corporate internal investigations that were resolved expeditiously and sensitively, resulting in no charges or public exposure.
Representative matters include:
- Allegations of financial and securities fraud, including market timing, late trading and corporate governance issues; government contracts/procurement; health care; and antitrust;
- Corporate internal investigations;
- Grand jury subpoenas and investigations;
- Investigations by federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, DCIS (Defense Department), IRS and Secret Service investigators;
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including parallel investigations by foreign governments;
- Money-laundering issues regarding financial institutions (criminal and administrative);
- EPA criminal investigations;
- Congressional investigations; and
- FDA pre-referral hearings.
The White Collar Practice Group also provides proactive advice to corporate clients designed to minimize the possibility of future regulatory involvement or other investigations. The group's services have included helping companies establish compliance programs that meet the standards of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines (including risk analysis) and assisting in the compliance of financial institutions with the Patriot Act and anti-money laundering program and related reporting requirements.
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