The public filing of a criminal charge or regulatory enforcement action, or even a publicized criminal or regulatory investigation, can affect stock prices, professional and business reputations, goodwill, and more. Regulatory proceedings can also lead to monetary penalties and limitations on activities, as well as the loss or restriction of a professional license, debarment from government contracting, and other collateral consequences.
AALRR understands that a client’s interests often are best served by proactively investigating matters that have attracted the attention of regulators or prosecutors and engaging in discreet discussions with those agencies. Our experience in conducting internal investigations allows us to stay ahead of any criminal or regulatory investigation, and our prior professional associations with federal and local law enforcement authorities facilitate frank and productive negotiations endeavored to preserve a client’s professional reputation, freedom, and future. Our team includes former prosecutors and experienced attorneys who understand the complexities of government and regulatory investigations, and use their experience to design strategy to achieve the best resolution as quickly as possible.
We represent both companies and individuals, and our attorneys pride themselves on their abilities to negotiate “silent victories” on behalf of our clients so that no charges are ever filed. Where vindicating a client’s interests requires court proceedings, however, we also have the criminal law and regulatory enforcement expertise to aggressively defend a client’s rights as well as the trial experience to achieve positive results.
- U.S. v. Connolly and the Importance of Independent Counsel When Cooperating with Government InvestigationsBusiness Law Journal, 09.03.2019