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White Collar Defense and Investigations "The Year In Review" 2013

January 13, 2014

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 2013, our team worked on a wide 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 at 414.287.9370, Sean Bosack at 414.287.9431, or Eric Wilson at 608.284.2603.

  • Initiated and continue to monitor a global anti-bribery hotline for a multinational company
  • Investigated alleged political corruption in the award of a municipal contract
  • Convinced a federal court of appeals to reverse a mortgage fraud conviction
  • Represented the primary target of a federal grand jury investigation into an alleged multi-million dollar tax fraud conspiracy
  • Drafted a Technical Services Agreement to share information about defense articles under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”)
  • Represented a project management consultant in the U.S. Department of Justice investigation of an environmental disaster
  • Assisted a company in complying with complex “country of origin” issues under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”)
  • Conducted an internal investigation of alleged accounting improprieties by the President and Chief Operating Officer of a public company
  • Represented a client charged with firearms violations under federal law
  • Appointed as special prosecutor and lead trial counsel in a case alleging antitrust violations against a large hospital system
  • Investigated alleged overbilling by a natural gas supplier
  • Assisted a public company with responding to reports that a former executive stole trade secrets
  • Represented a client subpoenaed in a secret John Doe proceeding
  • Drafted policy and procedures for a multi-national public company to assure compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”)
  • Represented a public company in litigation arising from a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme
  • Investigated allegations regarding an inappropriate relationship between the CEO and another executive at a public company
  • Advised on import classification ruling requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Represented a mutual fund advisor in a SEC investigation into alleged improper charging of fees to its investors
  • Advised a client in a case charging violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) stemming from alleged bid-rigging and fraud conspiracy
  • Responded to state and federal securities investigation of alleged improper fundraising through private placement memorandum
  • Assisted a client with national criminal investigation of fraudulent fuel pricing
  • Helped a corporation secure dismissal without charges of criminal grand jury investigation of an accidental death in the workplace
  • Counseled a publicly-traded company involved in government contracting in its response to a federal investigation into potential violations of the Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Investigated a whistleblower’s allegations regarding an alleged kickback scheme perpetrated by a director at the subsidiary of a publicly-traded company
  • Worked with federal law enforcement in pursuing a client’s former employee regarding alleged trade secret misappropriation
  • Advised a public company in an internal investigation regarding internal audit issues and alleged retaliation against a whistleblower
  • Assisted accounting firm in representing former employee as a witness in a felony theft case involving one of the firm’s former clients
  • Represented senior executive of engineering firm in federal criminal investigation involving alleged violations of False Claims Act and Buy America/Buy American regulations
  • Represented physician in federal and state criminal investigations of alleged billing and prescription fraud

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