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Did You Know...White Collar Defense and Government Investigations
Wiley Rein's White Collar Defense Practice is equipped to respond quickly and comprehensively to any allegation, subpoena, search, or investigation. Featuring several former federal prosecutors and congressional counsel, the team is ultra-responsive to fast-breaking developments and has the expertise to respond effectively to allegations of misconduct, whether sparked by internal discovery, whistleblowers, federal or state agencies, the Department of Justice, or a congressional investigation. The group routinely represents companies and individuals in subpoena matters, civil and criminal investigations, as well as potential violations of the False Claims Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other statutory and regulatory schemes. The group frequently conducts sensitive internal investigations, addresses qui tam and whistleblower allegations, and has had great success convincing the Department of Justice and other federal agencies not to take any further action, or to resolve matters favorably. When congressional committees scrutinize individuals or companies in regulated industries, the team has the acumen to navigate the political land mines that can arise. Additionally, when concerns arise about employee misconduct or other compliance issues, the team is prepared to take the initiative, conduct its own investigation, assess the company's exposure, and advise on appropriate corrective actions. TheWhite Collar Defense Practice works closely with the Election Law & Government Ethics Practice to advise corporate and individual clients on the risks associated with Government and congressional investigations and inquiries, and achieve favorable resolutions that minimize any disruption to regulatory and business interests.