White Collar Defense and Investigations Vedder Service
We have represented companies and individuals in complex white collar criminal prosecutions, grand jury investigations and civil enforcement actions across a broad range of industries, including financial services, health care and pharmaceuticals, accounting, government contracting, manufacturing, and oil and gas.
Our practice is comprised of former federal prosecutors, including Assistant United States Attorneys with the Department of Justice and Enforcement Attorneys with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other experienced defense attorneys who bring a high level of credibility to our dealings with law enforcement agencies, assisting us in minimizing the damage from these proceedings and, often times, avoiding charges altogether. In the event of prosecution, our attorneys have deep experience litigating white collar matters through trial and appeal, and the expertise necessary to advise our clients on the risks and benefits of proceeding to trial or accepting a plea.
We also regularly conduct internal investigations on behalf of companies responding to a grand jury subpoena, an administrative subpoena, a whistleblower complaint or an unfavorable media report, and for companies working proactively to root out potential misconduct and other business risks. Drawing on our experience working in and with numerous government enforcement agencies, we provide sound counseling and advice to our corporate clients to develop effective detection and compliance programs, and to remediate any discovered wrongdoing, including through self-disclosure to authorities when appropriate.
We have experience defending against and investigating allegations related to health care fraud, anti-kickback and bribery violations, securities and commodities fraud, tax crimes, accounting violations, FCPA violations, cybercrimes, environmental crimes and criminal antitrust violations, among other matters.