Government Investigations Response and Compliance

The Government Investigations Response and Compliance Group represents clients in a range of matters including government investigations, regulatory and administrative proceedings, and criminal prosecutions. Our attorneys represent individuals and organizations that are the subject of investigations by the FBI, SEC, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, state Office of the Attorney General and other federal, state and local enforcement agencies. We also advise organizations that discover employee malfeasance or theft, or whose employees are the subject of a criminal investigation. 

Our attorneys have represented clients in actions involving allegations of health care fraud, unfair lending practices, embezzlement, fraudulent billing practices and bank fraud. The Government Investigations Response and Compliance Group has conducted internal corporate investigations at the direction of audit committees and in response to outside criminal investigations. Our attorneys also handle academic disciplinary matters where parallel criminal proceedings are involved.

Practice Chair

Responding to a Government Investigation Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

December 2009[ read full story ]

Representative Matters

  • Successfully managed responses to multiple investigations by the SEC's Boston and New York Regional Offices involving allegations of insider trading, stock issuance, and reimbursement issues
  • Received a full dismissal by both the U.S. Department of Justice and the relator in a whistleblower case involving allegations of healthcare fraud and violation of the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Act
  • Achieved a refusal to prosecute decision by the U.S. Attorney's Office following an FBI investigation into allegations of computer crimes and allegations of theft of intellectual property involving the design and manufacture of medical equipment
  • Conducted extensive interviews and review of medical records pursuant to an internal corporate investigation undertaken in response to a health care fraud inquiry by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Carried out a facility review, analysis of documents, and interviews relating to allegations of the theft of several million dollars from a manufacturing facility.  Relayed findings to state and local investigators, and the District Attorney's Office, for criminal prosecution
  • Conducted an investigation, and oversaw the analysis of accounting records, involving allegations of bank fraud.  Coordinated with and relayed findings to the FBI for criminal prosecution
  • Performed an internal investigation and represented a corporate client in an FBI health care fraud investigation
  • Represented a client in a bank fraud investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice
  • Represented a company in a state regulatory investigation involving allegations of medical billing fraud
  • Represented a medical clinic in an FBI investigation concerning medical billing practices
  • Represented a client in SEC and grand jury investigations involving federal securities laws
  • Represented a client in an investigation by the state Office of the Attorney General involving lending practices
  • Represented clients in college and university disciplinary matters and related criminal proceedings
  • Represented a client in an investigation by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation Inspector General’s Office
  • Represented a client in an audit and investigation conducted by the Massachusetts Division of Banks
  • Performed an internal investigation for the audit committee of a public company involving allegations of corporate fraud
  • Advised organizations in matters involving criminal investigation and prosecution of company employees

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