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Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations

When individuals and organizations face allegations of regulatory or criminal wrongdoing, experienced legal counsel is an absolute necessity. At McGuireWoods, our Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigations (GRCI) practice draws on a team of more than 40 lawyers devoted exclusively to these difficult, serious and high-stakes inquiries. Ranked among the top 30 “Largest White Collar Practice Groups” in the world in 2012 by Law360, our team has significant depth of experience in this arena.

Prior to joining the firm, a number of our lawyers held leadership positions in federal and state law enforcement agencies and other key governmental bodies across the United States and in the United Kingdom, including the following:

  • U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Multiple Assistant U.S. Attorneys, including senior leaders from offices across the country
  • Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, Department of Justice
  • Chief, Special Litigation Section, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice
  • Attorney General of Virginia
  • Associate Counsel to the President of the United States
  • Counsel to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Special Counsel and Acting Deputy General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • First General Counsel, United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office
  • Director of the Fraud Prosecution Service, United Kingdom Crown Prosecution Services
  • Chief Criminal Counsel, United Kingdom Financial Services Authority
  • Branch Chief, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Enforcement, Investigations Division
  • Multiple Attorneys, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division
  • Policy Advisor, Department of Homeland Security
  • Assistant Director, FINRA Enforcement and Market Regulation Department

We also help clients identify, avoid and mitigate risks that, left unaddressed, could invite regulatory or law-enforcement scrutiny. Whether representing individuals, boards of directors or corporations and other regulated enterprises, we focus on providing scalable, responsive approaches to client compliance issues that yield the best possible results for their unique businesses and circumstances.

Our global reach is clearly illustrated by the representations and trainings that we have conducted in more than 60 countries in recent years. We regularly conduct audits, investigations and training to resolve internal issues, defend external investigations, and establish and strengthen compliance programs. We provide counsel across major substantive areas, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the UK Bribery Act 2010, environmental enforcement, immigration enforcement, SEC and corporate compliance, internal investigations, False Claims Act, qui tam, energy enforcement, and congressional ethics and other inquiries.

We also represent clients involved in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Congress, FINRA, FERC, PCAOB, various state attorneys general, and other federal and state civil and criminal regulators. We work closely with the firm’s other practice groups, our subsidiary McGuireWoods Consulting LLC and — for investigations involving large volumes of documents — our Discovery Counsel Services (DCS) practice. With two off-site facilities capable of housing up to 220 e-discovery document reviewers simultaneously, DCS has developed and tested best practices that have proven their value in government inquiries and complex litigation.

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John D. Adams Partner T: +1 804 775 4744

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GRCI RESOURCE GUIDE

Request a copy of our quick reference tool the Government, Regulatory & Criminal Investigation Resource Guide (fourth edition).

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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Telecommunications company

Counseling a telecommunications company in connection with a business proposal that raised issues relating to money services businesses.
Representative Matter

Global manufacturing company

Conducted two import and two export compliance audits for a U.S.-based global manufacturing company.
Representative Matter

JPMorgan Chase and subsidiaries

Representation of JPMorgan Chase in United States ex rel. Jones v. Collegiate Funding Services, Inc., et al., (E.D.Va.), a FCA qui tam suit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars from JPMorgan Chase and several subsidiaries operating under the name Collegiate Funding Services. JPMorgan Chase and Collegiate Funding Services moved to dismiss the relators’ claims on multiple grounds, including lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to plead fraud with particularity. United States District Judge Henry E. Hudson issued a 43-page opinion dismissing the complaint on both grounds. On a question of first impression, Judge Hudson held that disclosures made in a publicly traded company’s filings with the SEC qualify as “administrative reports” that are sufficient to trigger the FCA’s jurisdictional bar. The case is currently on appeal in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
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Fortune 500 company

Conducted FCPA programme review and audit for a Fortune 500 company covering its businesses in North America, Europe and Asia, including site reviews of operations throughout Eastern and Western Europe.
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Numerous employers

Defended numerous employers during the course of an ICE Notice of Inspection of Form I-9s.
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Large European institution

Conducted internal investigation of a large European financial institution in connection with an inquiry by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Representative Matter

Global media and communications company

Representation of a global media and communications company in DOJ and SEC investigations related to the accounting treatment of online advertising revenues.
Representative Matter

International auditing and consulting firm

Representation of an international auditing and consulting firm in its response to a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia regarding an employee's billing on different government contracts.
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A large international bank headquarted in Canada

Representation of a large international bank headquarted in Canada in the dismissal of fraud claims arising out of the Enron scandal. The plaintiffs had opted out of the Enron class action dismissed in 2009, and several other banks had previously settled the case with them, so our client was the only remaining defendant.
Representative Matter

One of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy

Conducted an internal Form I-9 audit.
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Owner of a small business

Representation of an owner of a small business charged with violation of OFAC sanctions targeting Iran.
Representative Matter

Publicly traded company

Representation of publicly traded company which provided pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical services to government institutions in federal and state investigation into allegations of improper pricing and billing.
Representative Matter

Physician group

Represent physician group in ongoing federal False Claims Act investigation and related civil litigation related to allegations of illegal kickback and referral arrangements, including issues regarding physician arrangements with suppliers of durable medical equipment and relationship with hospital.
Representative Matter

Physician practice

Represent physician practice in criminal investigation involving allegations of off label promotion of pharmaceutical product by drug manufacturer.
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President of private defense services company

Representation of president of a private defense services  company during investigations by the Departments of Justice, State and Commerce.
Representative Matter

Numerous employers

Advised employers regarding use of electronic Form I-9 systems.
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Numerous employers

Advised regarding and conducted training related to participation in E-Verify.
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Numerous employers

Created immigration compliance programs, including the drafting of immigration compliance policies and procedures, the review of internal procedures, auditing Form I-9s and conducting training regarding Form I-9 process and other immigration-related procedures.
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Numerous employers

Defended numerous employers regarding internal and external investigations related to their use of employer-sponsored visas.
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Numerous employers

Defended numerous employers from DOJ investigations regarding allegations of discrimination based on immigration-related policies and procedures.
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John D Adams John D. Adams
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 804 775 4744
F: +1 804 698 2061
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T:+1 202 857 2927
F: +1 202 857 1737

Franklin D Annand Franklin D. Annand
Associate
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1755
F: +1 202 857 2959
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Michael Baudinet Michael A. Baudinet
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1139
F: +1 804 698 2199
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Kenneth D Bell Kenneth D. Bell
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 4620
F: +1 704 373 8836
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Maurice A Bellan Maurice A. Bellan
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671

T: +1 202 857 2400
F: +1 202 828 2981
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T:+1 410 659 4438
F: +1 410 659 4599

Elliot S Berke Elliot S. Berke
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 828 2814
F: +1 202 828 2990
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Ryan Bonistalli Ryan E. Bonistalli
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1014
F: +1 804 698 2036
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Alex J Brackett Alex J. Brackett
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4749
F: +1 804 698 2089
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Jeremy S Byrum Jeremy S. Byrum
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4305
F: +1 804 698 2080
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Lauren Cafferty Lauren M. Cafferty
Associate
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1733
F: +1 202 828 3332
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Allison D Charney Allison D. Charney
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2166
F: +1 212 715 6279
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Benjamin Christenson Benjamin J. Christenson
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 3041
F: +1 312 698 4519
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Richard Cullen Richard Cullen
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1009
F: +1 804 698 2035
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C. Simon Davidson C. Simon Davidson
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1059
F: +1 804 698 2256
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Christina M Egan Christina M. Egan
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8644
F: +1 312 698 4502
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William J Farah William J. Farah
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 828 2812
F: +1 202 828 3330
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Jennifer Farer Jennifer L. Farer
Associate
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1708
F: +1 202 828 3336
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Jeremy D Freeman Jeremy D. Freeman
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7008
F: +1 212 715 6269
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James C Freije James C. Freije
Attorney
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1702
F: +1 202 828 3314
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Milligan J G Goldsmith Milligan J. G. Goldsmith
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6697
F: +1 919 755 6606
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Louis Greenstein Louis D. Greenstein
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 2415
F: +1 202 828 3310
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Ellen S Griswold Ellen S. Griswold
Associate
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1713
F: +1 202 828 2988
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Jeffrey M Hanna Jeffrey M. Hanna
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1001
F: +1 804 698 4671
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Matthew John Hoefling Matthew John Hoefling
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2054
F: +1 704 444 8884
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David Kirk David N. Kirk
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1685
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Speaking Engagement

Anti-Corruption Programs for Private Equity Firms

October 3, 2013
Speaking Engagement

7th National Forum on Energy Trading Compliance and Regulatory Enforcement

Achieving Compliance, Avoiding Investigation and Managing Regulatory Actions in an Era of Heightened Scrutiny

June 6-7, 2013
Houston, TX
Speaking Engagement

6th Annual White Collar Crime + Corporate Governance Conference

April 16, 2013
Chicago, IL
Speaking Engagement

2013 East Coast Regional Compliance and Ethics Conference

Pay-to-Play Pitfalls When Contracting with State and Local Governments

April 12, 2013
Washington, DC
Speaking Engagement

Compliance with the UK Bribery Act for Private Equity Firms

December 18, 2012
Video Seminar
Speaking Engagement

Compliance & Ethics Institute

Government Ethics Rules: How Organizations Can Comply

October 14-17, 2012
Los Vegas, NV
Event

Understanding E-Verify Mandates

March 20, 2012
McGuireWoods Webinar
Event

’Tis the (Campaign) Season: The Laws of Political Fundraising for 2012

“Do’s and Don’ts” for lawfully soliciting contributions for political candidates and political committees in 2012

February 29, 2012
Washington, DC
Speaking Engagement

Chicago Bar Association Financial and Investment Services Committee

CFTC and Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Rules

November 8, 2011
Event

9th Annual Nonprofit Seminar

The Impact of Tax and Economic Challenges on Nonprofits

October 2011
Richmond, VA, Charlottesville, VA, and Charlotte, NC
Speaking Engagement

Video: McGuireWoods Analyzes UK Bribery Act

September 2011
Event

Political Law 2011

Compliance for Businesses and Congressional Staffers

June 21, 2011
Washington, DC
Speaking Engagement

U.K. Bribery Act

May 20, 2011
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Legal Alert

An Update on Rule 105 Enforcement

Subject to Inquiry
March 3, 2014
Legal Alert

Court Holds That Dodd-Frank Whistleblowers Have No Right to Jury Trial

Subject to Inquiry
February 25, 2014
Legal Alert

The Bedeviling Question of Willfulness in the Criminal Context

Subject to Inquiry
February 19, 2014
Legal Alert

Brazil’s Clean Companies Act Comes into Effect

Subject to Inquiry
February 6, 2014
Article

FINRA Regulation of Broker-Dealer Due Diligence in Regulation D Offerings

Practical Law The Journal
September 2011 (Revised January 2014)
Legal Alert

2014 Food Industry Outlook

January 8, 2014
Legal Alert

The CFPB and BSA/AML Compliance – Can the CFPB Properly Request a SAR?

Subject to Inquiry
January 6, 2014
Legal Alert

SEC Comments Bring Commercial Bribery Clearly into FCPA Scope

Subject to Inquiry
December 20, 2013
Legal Alert

DPAs, NPAs and the Hybrid Corporate Monitor

Subject to Inquiry
December 17, 2013
Legal Alert

Healthcare Executive Indicted for Alleged Cover-Up

Subject to Inquiry
December 13, 2013
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