Our practice is made up of experienced trial attorneys, including lawyers who formerly served as assistant U.S. attorneys, state inspector general, director of state police, director of law enforcement for the U.S. Treasury Department, associate independent counsel with the Office of Independent Counsel, trial attorney with the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition and state prosecutors. Members of our group have been recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and other leading publications and legal directories.
When client companies or individuals are under investigation or have been charged by law enforcement or regulatory agencies, we work tirelessly to navigate the often complicated and intertwined legal, business and other reputational issues at hand. We prevent charges from being brought, negotiate favorable resolutions and, on those occasions when there is simply no other way, provide a vigorous defense at trial. Because experience has taught us that one size rarely fits all, we bring creative thought to every aspect of every engagement.
From cases that made national headlines 30 years ago, such as the Boesky/Drexel Burnham matters, to major FCPA and insider trading investigations today, Loeb & Loeb has been involved in the defense of many of the most important white collar and regulatory enforcement matters in recent decades. We have conducted major internal investigations of fraud, embezzlement and other business crimes, and we regularly serve as – or represent – court-appointed trustees, independent board committees, monitors and receivers of entities victimized by fraud. When an investigation reveals misconduct, we assist the company in prosecuting those responsible and obtaining restitution or damages.
With today’s aggressive enforcement and whistle-blower activity in mind, our experienced attorneys also provide valuable advice to help companies conduct transactional due diligence, as well as to develop and implement compliance programs designed to detect and, to the extent possible, prevent wrongdoing. If wrongdoing is detected or suspected, we conduct internal or independent investigations to determine the scope of the problem, resolve the matter, prepare for and deal with regulatory scrutiny, and minimize damage.
We recognize that effective representation means more than obtaining a favorable outcome. Highly sensitive matters involving law enforcement require attention to important subsidiary issues such as adverse publicity, reporting requirements and the prospects of follow-on civil litigation. Our team provides the counsel required to proactively address these scenarios to preserve and protect our clients’ reputations and business interests.