Daniel J. Bergeson
Managing Partner[email protected]
John D. Pernick
Elizabeth (Betsy) Lear
Of Counsel[email protected]
Our team of lawyers has decades of experience in investigations and regulatory and white collar defense.
We conduct internal investigations of sophisticated and sensitive matters for public and private companies in diverse industries. The broad range of areas in which we have assisted clients includes corporate governance, finance and accounting, cross-border and related-party transactions, government contracting, employment, and alleged wrongdoing such as securities fraud, insider trading, and misuse of corporate funds. Our practice extends to defending officers, directors, , and other individuals in investigations and related litigation.
Our investigatory expertise is strengthened by the advice of our seasoned corporate attorneys on business and forensic accounting issues, by our litigators’ many years of practice in courts across the country, including federal prosecutorial experience, and by our practical approach to problem-solving.
We also represent individuals and companies in criminal prosecutions and grand jury investigations, including those of alleged fraud, public corruption, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, among other offenses, and in civil enforcement actions brought by state and federal agencies, such as those brought under False Claims Acts. We have extensive experience dealing with various investigatory authorities, including U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, the Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and guiding clients through complex investigations.
Espousing the maxim that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” our practice also consists of identifying legal risk that could form the basis of future enforcement action and related litigation and of counseling clients how to remedy the risk and to guard against its recurrence through tailored compliance programs.