SSRGA’s attorneys have helped clients with numerous significant U.S. and cross-border investigations and white-collar matters.  Our former government enforcement officials assist clients with internal and government investigations, regulatory compliance, and, where necessary, white collar civil and criminal defense.  Clients turn to us for defense in criminal investigations, parallel regulatory investigations, shareholder litigation, state attorneys general actions, licensing inquiries, asset freeze and forfeiture proceedings, civil false claims and qui tam suits.  Our lawyers regularly assist clients with grand jury investigations and response to subpoenas relating to white collar crime.

We have represented both companies and individuals in investigations and proceedings conducted by federal and state agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and others.  For our clients based or doing business in the United States, we advise on compliance and enforcement issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the USA PATRIOT Act, among others.

Using first-hand knowledge of how government agencies conduct investigations and prosecutions, our lawyers ensure that clients navigate the necessary processes successfully, avoiding problems and missteps along the way.  Our lawyers have led investigations and compliance in the following areas:

• Insider Trading, market manipulation and other securities fraud
• Health care fraud and abuse
• False claims, qui tam litigation, and other whistle-blower claims
• Anti-corruption
• Money laundering, counter-terrorist financing and Bank Secrecy Act
• Trade secrets theft and economic espionage
• Cybersecurity
• Fraud (including accounting fraud, investment advisor fraud, financial crime, government procurement fraud, insurance fraud, mail and wire fraud, and securities fraud)
• Environmental crimes
• Antitrust and competition
• Customs, exports and economic sanctions
• Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) laws

In addition to advising clients in connection with active government investigations and litigation, our attorneys also conduct internal investigations for corporate boards and committees on issues such as whistleblower allegations, improper conduct by officers and director and misuse of shareholder funds, and help our clients to draft compliance programs to proactively minimize the possibility of future issues.

Whether you are a company, a Board, an individual, or a pool of individuals responding to allegations, a government inquiry or subpoena, facing investigations or criminal prosecutions, or have been the victim of fraudulent activity, we can help.