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White Collar Defense and Investigations "The Year In Review" 2016

January 25, 2017

The White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice Group at Godfrey & Kahn includes experienced attorneys and former prosecutors who are available on a moment’s notice to assist clients with a wide variety of regulatory, civil and criminal matters. During 2016, our team worked on a diverse spectrum of government enforcement matters—only a few of which are recounted below. In these situations, and many others, we helped clients achieve positive outcomes, thereby reducing risk and increasing profitability. If you or your company could benefit from our services, please contact Dan Flaherty, Sean Bosack, Brian Spahn or Eric Wilson.

  • Provided ongoing advice to numerous clients about compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery statutes
  • Assisted public company with response to federal investigation of alleged immigration status fraud
  • Represented target of U.S. Department of Justice antitrust investigation involving pharmaceuticals industry
  • Assisted client with investigation of suspected fraud by Customs broker
  • Represented educational institution in responding to fraud claims by former student
  • Represented accounting firm in response to investigation by Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Assisted client in investigation of alleged kickback scheme involving public officials accused of violating conflict-of-interest rules 
  • Responded to criminal investigation involving mandatory reporting requirements for child abuse and neglect under Wisconsin law
  • Assisted financial institution with investigation of potential elder abuse by customer’s trustee
  • Investigated potential improper payments to county government officials in connection with public schools project
  • Assisted company in responding to investigation by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of employee death in the workplace
  • Represented client subpoenaed in a secret John Doe proceeding
  • Defended health care provider in parallel federal criminal and civil cases charging Medicare fraud and violations of False Claims Act
  • Advised manufacturer of electronic components regarding compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Assisted financial institution with response to federal grand jury subpoena for customer records
  • Represented defendant in criminal case charging a federal weapons violation
  • Assisted client in responding to state attorney general investigation of allegedly deceptive marketing practices
  • Investigated multi-million dollar kickback scheme perpetrated by in-house lawyer
  • Advised clients about compliance with regulations promulgated by the U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) 
  • Assisted client with issues relating to criminal charges against spouse
  • Defended client accused by Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions of securities law violations in connection with solicitation of business capital 
  • Assisted client in reporting embezzlement by bookkeeper to federal law enforcement 
  • Represented senior executive of engineering firm in criminal investigation of alleged violations of the False Claims Act and the Buy America Act
  • Monitored a global anti-bribery hotline for a multinational company
  • Advised client on best practices for conducting its own internal investigation of suspected corporate Code of Conduct violations
  • Investigated alleged illegal reselling of prescription drugs by health care company
  • Assisted client in responding to federal investigation of misappropriation of trade secrets by former employee of competitor
  • Represented individual target of federal criminal investigation of alleged fraud against minority-owned and veteran-owned business programs in connection with federal construction contracts
  • Represented in-house attorney of federal contractor in parallel criminal and civil fraud investigations involving alleged violations of False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute

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