Government Investigations & White Collar Crime
To protect our clients, the Government Investigations and White Collar Defense Team of Foulston Siefkin is prepared to negotiate pre-trial resolutions of charges filed by agencies such as the SEC and FDA and if necessary aggressively defend clients in litigation involved with Federal and State investigations involving the False Claims Act, Alien Tort Claims Act, The USA Patriot Act, theft of trade secrets, and private securities class action suits. We routinely represent the aerospace, health care, oil and gas, financial, higher education, government entities and public officials, and other industries in defending against investigations and prosecutions by government agencies and attorneys, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) (both Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Attorney); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); various Offices of Inspector General (OIG); Defense Contract Administration Services (DCAS) and Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (Special Agents).
Companies must also dedicate resources up front for compliance programs that will prevent problems from occurring. The Foulston Siefkin team can assess risks associated with investigations and provide counsel in order to create programs to prevent and detect internal misconduct that puts the company at risk for criminal prosecution. An effective compliance program to prevent as well as detect risky conduct may include senior-level involvement, specific standards and procedures, consistent enforcement, methods of reporting violations without fear of retribution, and modifications when violations occur.
Areas of Representation
Abuse of Public Office
Alleged False Testimony before Congress
Conflicts of Interest
False Claims Act
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Violations
Fraud Involving Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & FDA Regulations
Health Care Fraud & Related Offenses
HUD Program Offenses
Impermissible Collusion on Pricing
Improper Political Contributions
International Trade Violations
Obstruction of Justice
Qui Tam (Whistleblower) Litigation
STARK Law Violations
Title IX and Clery Act Violations
Guidance to clients to develop and implement policies and practices to ensure compliance with legal requirements to reduce risks of prosecution.