In today’s business environment, clients face a variety of challenges, including ever increasing civil, regulatory and criminal risks. Calfee’s White Collar Defense and Investigations practice offers a coordinated approach that protects our clients before trouble comes knocking. Whether the issue at hand involves an internal or external investigations, additional regulatory oversight, parallel civil and criminal actions, disclosure requirements, governance and compliance issues, insurance coverage, public relations or business judgment, Calfee’s White Collar Defense team has the experience and judgment to provide constructive counsel no matter where the process leads. Led by a former federal prosecutor with extensive experience in both white collar criminal and civil fraud enforcement and litigation, our team includes both securities and governance attorneys with career-long expertise representing businesses, issuers, underwriters, shareholder groups, directors and officers and public bodies, as well as trial lawyers experienced in complex, bet-the-bank civil litigation and criminal trials.
Many clients choose to minimize risks by implementing governance and compliance initiatives such as periodic risk assessments, compliance and process investigations, policy and coverage audits, and similar initiatives. Calfee’s attorneys have a long record of assisting clients in developing these initiatives and in using the results when necessary in the subsequent defense of regulatory, civil and criminal proceedings.
Clients also have to respond when the government or others raise threats of civil, regulatory or criminal actions. Calfee regularly counsels boards, board committees and businesspeople in addressing all aspects of such scrutiny, including regulatory and criminal inquiries, internal investigations, criminal and civil trials, insurance coverage disputes, conflict and privilege issues, and agency cooperation considerations. We draw on this experience to help our clients navigate the risks and arrive at the best possible outcome for the ongoing success of the business or the individual.
A Midwest firm with extensive and established national practices in highly-regulated industries and activities, Calfee is efficient, cost-effective, disciplined in its approach and focused on the long-term health, continuing success, and financial security of its clients. The result is a combination of protection and practicality that we believe is unequaled in the highly charged environment in which our White Collar Defense and Investigations practice succeeds every day.