I have represented individuals and companies in state and federal investigations and government enforcement matters. This work has encompassed both investigations in which my client was a witness to matters in which my client was the subject of the investigation. The cases and investigations have been initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, state offices of the attorney general, consumer fraud units, the FTC, the FCC, the SEC, the IRS and state taxation agencies.
In most situations, regardless of whether the client is viewed by the agency as a wrongdoer or a witness, an amicable relationship with the government is often in the client’s best interest. This does not mean, though, that there are not points when the government’s requests or actions should not be challenged. I have represented clients in appeals within agencies, lawsuits and administrative proceedings. However, litigation can be expensive and risky.