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White Collar Defense and Investigations "The Year In Review" 2011

January 24, 2012

2011 was a busy year for the White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice Group at Godfrey & Kahn. Our team worked on government enforcement matters over a wide spectrum of matters -- only a few of which are recounted below. In situations like these and many others, we have helped clients achieve positive outcomes, thereby reducing risk and increasing profitability. We can spring into action whenever our clients need help on matters involving the government. If you or your company could benefit from our services, please contact Dan Flaherty at 414.287.9370, Sean Bosack at 414.287.9431, or Eric Wilson at 608.284.2603.

  • Persuaded the DOJ Antitrust Division to drop a criminal bid-rigging investigation targeting the CEO of a Wisconsin manufacturing company
  • Negotiated an immunity deal for the target of a federal investigation into government contracting fraud
  • Represented a company in a DOJ and DoD investigation of alleged illegal payments to a government lobbyist
  • Represented the primary target of a federal grand jury investigation into an alleged multi-million dollar tax fraud conspiracy
  • Assisted a client with filing the registration necessary to manufacture defense articles under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Negotiated the civil and criminal resolution of alleged health care fraud by a portfolio company of a private equity fund
  • Assisted a client in responding to U.S. Customs and Border Protection audit of alleged anti-dumping violations
  • Represented a former executive in parallel DOJ and SEC investigations of alleged false statements made in connection with an environmental disaster
  • Represented a board chairman in an OCC investigation of alleged check kiting and embezzlement from the company's 401(k) plan
  • Helped a company respond to reports that members of its sales force were attempting to steal trade secrets from competitors
  • Investigated a suspected kickback and bribery scheme involving the company's dealer in Latin America
  • Represented a client subpoenaed to testify in a secret John Doe proceeding in Milwaukee County
  • Conducted an internal review of a multi-national public company's policies and procedures to assure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Spearheaded a comprehensive investigation of alleged billing irregularities and misconduct by a client's former outside counsel
  • Represented a client in bankruptcy adversary proceedings arising from a $4 billion Ponzi scheme
  • Prevented federal authorities from raiding individual assets subject to criminal forfeiture due to a spouse's felony conviction
  • Coordinated the internal review of import classification policies for a public company
  • Drafted a voluntary disclosure to the State Department involving alleged illegal exports of military hardware
  • Assisted a Native American tribe in bringing misappropriation of federal funds by a tribal employee to the attention of federal authorities, ultimately resulting in a felony conviction
  • Represented a company in a government investigation of allegedly falsified test data

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