The assistance of counsel is one of the safeguards of the Sixth Amendment deemed necessary to insure fundamental rights of life and liberty. The Sixth Amendment stands as a constant admonition that, if the constitutional safeguards it provides be lost, justice will still not be done.
Arent Fox's White Collar and Investigations practice offers extensive experience in the high-stakes representation of corporations and other business entities, executives and managers, and professionals and public officials.
In today's ever increasingly regulated world, our White Collar team is here to offer you critical and timely advice; conduct sensitive internal investigations; provide compliance and ethics training; and guide you through complex governmental audits and investigations. We handle all stages of a government investigation including parallel civil and criminal proceedings involving multiple agencies and across multiple jurisdictions. By working closely with our Arent Fox colleagues in other practice groups, we have multiple resources readily available to help develop winning inter-disciplinary strategies in matters involving the widest possible range of industries and substantive areas of law.
The White Collar and Investigations practice is involved in both internal and external investigations relating to potential allegations of corporate misconduct and personal criminal liability involving securities law, banking, financial services, accounting and auditing services, government contracting and procurement, health care, export and import, environmental, tax, bankruptcy, computer and intellectual property fraud, antitrust, and all matters relating to kickbacks, bribery and corruption.
Our team members include experienced and highly-skilled former federal and state prosecutors, regulators, and governmental enforcement officials. We have served as a corporate monitor for the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the World Bank Group - where we are the only firm ever to be approved by the World Bank Group for multiple monitorships. We regularly represent clients before the SEC, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), United States Attorney's offices (USAO), the DOJ, state attorneys general, local district attorneys, and Congressional Committees.
All of our lawyers are skilled litigators and counselors. Many of us are also very experienced trial counsel. Each of us shares a common bond to provide every client with the highest caliber advice and representation.