When investigations result in indictments, enforcement actions or lawsuits, clients turn to Kelley Drye to provide strategic defense counsel and rely on our successful record of accomplishment of winning acquittals in a number of criminal trials. We have achieved great results for clients in successfully resolving matters skillfully, without prosecution, litigation or publicity.
In-house counsel may be struck without warning with a maze of issues that arise out of government investigations or enforcement proceedings. Kelley Drye’s White Collar, Investigations and Compliance attorneys advise and defend corporations and individuals facing criminal charges—as well as civil and administrative claims—quickly, comprehensively and discreetly. With the strength of experience as former Assistant U.S. Attorneys and years of combined experience in both the public and private legal sectors, Kelley Drye is ready and able to deliver the favorable results that our clients expect.
Anticipating the government’s next move and responding effectively to investigations require proper guidance from lawyers with experience from both sides of the table. Aligning our approach with each client’s legal and business objectives, we are meticulous in our investigation and analysis and dedicated to obtaining a favorable resolution and safeguarding reputations. Kelley Drye’s individualized approach to crafting defense or investigative strategies is grounded in decades of successfully representing multinational Fortune 500 senior business executives, corporate entities, trade associations, universities, professional organizations, political action committees, public and privately held corporations, members of Congress and state-elected officials.
Delivering Favorable Results at Trial
We aggressively tackle trial work on behalf of our clients, when necessary. When cases go to trial, we have the resources and the proficiency to obtain favorable resolutions for our clients. In addition to numerous trials in federal and state courts in a wide number of jurisdictions, Kelley Drye’s courtroom-tested trial lawyers represent clients before regulatory and compliance agencies. Nothing can take the place of experience in the courtroom for an effective defense, and our firm delivers consistent results to our clients.
Investigations and Compliance Reviews Focused on Client Objectives
Kelley Drye lawyers successfully manage large, complex internal investigations on behalf of multinational organizations. We frequently provide regulatory and compliance counseling on business and industry risk long before government actions occur. We provide ongoing guidance to our clients’ operations to help them stay current to the changing elements of regulatory agencies’ requirements for financial, management and operational reporting and internal controls. Based on our solid reputation, individuals and corporations trust us to obtain the best results for their most challenging internal issues.
Kelley Drye provides clients with comprehensive legal advice on anti-money laundering (AML) rules and regulations, including compliance counseling and enforcement contexts. AML requirements, counterterrorist financing regimes, know-your-customer (KYC) rules, and asset blocking and reporting requirements continue to be increasingly complicated and sophisticated. Kelley Drye’s AML attorneys are well prepared to handle and solve enforcement problems, provide evaluations of your company’s existing AML policies and procedures, and to provide hands-on guidance to your company for creating and implementing new programs, incorporating best practices that meet with regulatory approval.
Strategic Approach to Managing Parallel Proceedings
Kelley Drye’s White Collar Team has extensive experience counseling clients with the issues involved in parallel criminal, regulatory and civil actions. Our lawyers regularly represent clients in grand jury investigations, and defend businesses and individuals in white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions in parallel civil enforcement proceedings and in related third-party proceedings. We consistently achieve positive outcomes by leveraging our knowledge of the law with the vast experience of Kelley Drye’s regulatory and government relations professionals to develop strategies that are critical to our clients’ success.
We assist clients in both criminal and civil investigations and related proceedings in such matters as:
- Anti-Money Laundering
- Customs and export controls violations
- Environmental crimes
- Securities fraud and insider trading
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Government contracting and procurement fraud
- Healthcare fraud
- Qui tam False Claims Act
- Public corruption