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White Collar Investigations & Related Litigation

When it comes to discrete and effective resolution of high-stakes white collar cases and investigations, leading public and private corporations, boards of directors and individuals have relied on the skillful representation of Kaye Scholer’s white collar defense litigators for decades. Our team handles a broad range of matters and also authors the PLI Deskbook on Internal Investigations, Corporate Compliance and White Collar Issues, the nation’s leading single volume treatise on white collar representation.

Our proactive team, which includes several former state and federal prosecutors and SEC lawyers, knows the motives and mechanics of the seemingly ever-multiplying authorities and regulators, and effectively collaborates with clients to manage risk, resolve disputes and position our clients to get on with their business successfully.

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Capabilities: How We Do It

  • Strategic advice for, and effective management for a broad range of matters, including:
    • Internal investigations
    • Government investigations, enforcement actions and related litigation
      • Grand jury investigations
      • White collar criminal defense
      • Federal agency (SEC, FDA, DOJ, etc.) enforcement
    • Compliance counseling
    • Corporate governance
    • Congressional inquiries/investigations
    • Crisis management
  • Recognized experience in a wide range of substantive white collar areas, including:
    • Health care fraud
    • Securities and accounting fraud
    • Anticorruption and FCPA
    • Criminal antitrust in technology and other industries
    • False Claims Act
    • Environmental crimes
    • Defense procurement and other federal agency fraud
    • Tax evasion and bank fraud
    • Nuclear regulatory, national security and election law violations.
  • Deep industry experience, including
    • Consumer goods/retail
    • Entertainment/media
    • Financial services
    • Information technology
    • Pharmaceutical/health care/ life sciences
      (food and drug issues, antitrust, FCPA, Medicare pricing, etc.).
    • Transportation/energy
  • Substantial experience with the parallel proceedings that often develop in criminal investigations
    • In responding to such parallel proceedings, the group draws upon its own substantial civil and regulatory litigation experience, and upon that of other members of the firm who frequently appear in regulatory proceedings before the alphabet soup of federal agencies and their civil divisions