Investigations and White Collar Defense

As regulatory reform continues across the world’s leading markets, the evolving landscape presents complex challenges for companies seeking growth while ensuring compliance — especially when operating across borders. We can help.

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Client Successes

Successfully represented Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem S.A. in the resolution of its DOJ and SEC investigations of corruption allegations against the company. In a history-making deal, Braskem agreed to pay a total of US$957M to authorities in the U.S., Brazil, and Switzerland to resolve investigations into the company's participation in the Brazilian Lava Jato or "Car Wash" corruption scandal.

Represented Alstom S.A. and its numerous subsidiaries in the second largest criminal FCPA case ever brought by the U.S. DOJ at the time.

Represented Total S.A. against FCPA allegations by the U.S. DOJ and SEC in a matter settled through a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA).

A Leader in High-Stakes Government Investigations, Litigation, and Compliance

We help secure successful outcomes in high-stakes government investigations, litigation, and corporate compliance, including anti-corruption and FCPA, global trade controls, privacy and data security, securities enforcement, and white collar matters. We lead the way in our respective areas of law, from developing innovative compliance programs and measures to conducting complex, sensitive internal investigations.

Our team includes lawyers with extensive in-house experience effectively handling investigations and compliance programs, as well as DOJ prosecutors, former SEC enforcement attorneys, and federal and state prosecutors and regulators.

Skilled Trial Lawyers, Effective Business Counsel

  • Our lawyers have first-hand knowledge of the way government investigators, regulators, and prosecutors build cases.
  • We work closely with our clients to develop and implement litigation strategies that align with their business goals.
  • Our litigators have extensive experience defending clients who do business across borders—helping them manage their exposure to simultaneous U.S. and multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions.
  • We have played leading roles in major investigations in countries around the world.

Recognition for our Investigations Practice

  • Ranked Band 4 for District of Columbia Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations by Chambers USA
  • Ranked Tier 2 for Dispute Resolution: Corporate investigations & white-collar criminal defense by Legal 500 US
  • Ranked Band 3 for Nationwide FCPA by Chambers USA
  • Selected as White Collar Practice Group of the Year by Law360
  • Named Most Impressive Investigations Practice by Global Investigations Review and also ranked in the top 20 of the GIR 100