Stoel Rives’ Government Investigations & White-Collar Crime attorneys are skilled in navigating the complexities of corporate compliance and criminal defense. Our seasoned team includes two former U.S. Attorneys, a Chief of Special Prosecutions Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California, a Department of Justice trial attorney, a former chief of the criminal division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alaska, and numerous former Assistant U.S. Attorneys. While we have a prominent presence in the Pacific Northwest, our reach and expertise extend nationally, offering a vigorous defense in any jurisdiction.

We handle various issues, including federal program fraud, tax evasion, healthcare fraud, environmental violations, and criminal antitrust enforcement. We offer counsel across various legal practices necessary for comprehensive internal investigations and responses to allegations. Additionally, we provide:

  • Training and compliance programs
  • Internal investigations
  • Responding to government investigations
  • Developing strategies for regulatory compliance

In enforcement actions or criminal proceedings, we provide thorough defense services and manage external communications and public relations in high-profile cases.

Our proactive engagement with state attorneys general covers areas from consumer protection, environmental enforcement, and state antitrust investigations. Our industry-specific expertise is crucial in supporting response or defense strategies.  We balance cooperation, negotiation, and litigation, aiding businesses in auditing processes and policies, and strive to engage with state attorneys general in the way appropriate to each particular case.

We assist in developing and executing strategies to establish communication with investigators, representing clients in all interactions, from initial administrative meetings to potential courtroom proceedings.  We aggressively defend clients in the event of enforcement actions or criminal proceedings and will help with all aspects of resolution.  We have successfully advocated for the closure of investigations and dismissals of proceedings.  As appropriate, we also guide clients through negotiated settlements, trials, or appeals.  We also have resources available to help manage external communications and reputational concerns that can arise in high-profile cases.

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