Government Investigations and White Collar Defense


government investigation


In the wake of recent high-profile cases, business and individuals today increasingly find themselves the subject of criminal and civil government investigation and enforcement.  The Department of Justice and numerous other regulators have stepped up enforcement in healthcare, tax, securities, finance, antitrust and foreign investment and contracting—to name a few areas.  Our group of seasoned attorneys have significant experience representing publicly traded corporations, privately owned businesses, boards of directors and individuals in federal, state and local criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters. 

We help clients respond with strategies aimed at minimizing—or completely avoiding—penalties, negative publicity and disruptions to business operations.  While our focus is on proactive resolution of these matters, our attorneys are no stranger to the courtroom.  They include several former federal prosecutors with the experience necessary to litigate a case through trial.   

Waller’s attorneys recognize that no two matters are the same.  We work hard to understand our clients’ needs and expectations at the outset of a representation.  Our team has experience in:

  • Conducting sensitive internal investigations and advising on corporate compliance officers
  • Assisting clients with voluntary disclosures to the Department of Justice, HHS-OIG and other regulators
  • Advising clients in responding to high stakes and non-routine regulatory enquires and congressional investigations
  • Defending clients accused of healthcare fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, False Claims Act (FCA) violations, environmental crimes, criminal antitrust violations, public corruption, and securities and commodities fraud  

Waller’s government investigations and white collar defense attorneys:

  • Have more than 100 years of combined experience representing clients and resolving disputes
  • Include several former Assistant United States Attorneys and a member of the Department of Justice
  • Have effective relationships with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state Attorneys General and various state Medicaid Fraud Control Units


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