Counting former federal and state prosecutors among their ranks, EBG's Government and Internal Investigations practice attorneys defend actions and investigations brought by government authorities. The practice has broad experience with white collar criminal defense, as well as in performing internal investigations for institutions facing potential civil or criminal action by the government. In addition, EBG attorneys are at the forefront in defending organizations from "whistle-blower" actions brought under the Federal False Claims Act and state analogues.

Our attorneys represent client in matters such as the following:

  • Civil and criminal investigations and proceedings involving such allegations as:

    • securities fraud

    • misrepresentation

    • misappropriation/conversion of corporate assets

    • insider trading

    • violations of building and fire codes

    • bid-rigging

    • RICO charges

    • public corruption
       

  • Criminal violations of numerous other statutes, including antitrust, environmental, tax, and licensing laws

  • Corporate governance matters, including internal and government investigations under Sarbanes-Oxley and other laws, and D & O liability issues

  • SEC enforcement actions involving alleged violations of Rule 10b-5, "market timing," and accounting fraud

  • Criminal and civil enforcement of federal and state laws

  • Qui tam actions brought by alleged "whistle-blowers" in the health care, defense procurement, and affordable housing industries

  • Internal investigations into claims of bid rigging, price-fixing, medical device failure, and Medicare and Medicaid fraud