Dorsey’s White Collar Crime and Civil Fraud practice group has extensive experience in representing domestic and foreign clients in a broad range of matters arising out of grand jury and other law enforcement investigations, regulatory enforcement proceedings, Congressional inquiries, private civil fraud actions and internal investigations.
Our attorneys have represented foreign and domestic private and public companies, audit committees, special litigation committees, broker/dealers, hedge funds and other securities industry companies, and individuals before the various entities, including the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, State Attorney Generals, Environmental Protection Agency, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and England’s Serious Fraud Office and Financial Services Authority. Our group consists of more than 50 lawyers, including former senior federal and state prosecutors, who have tried more than 400 trials combined and who were selected to teach trial skills to federal prosecutors at the National Advocacy Center. Our representations have included varied matters including:
- Insider trading and various securities fraud matters, including, channel stuffing, revenue recognition, options backdating and pump & dump allegations;
- Arms Export Control Act;
- Foreign Corrupt Practice Act;
- Qui tam false claims actions;
- Environmental offenses;
- Campaign finance abuse investigations;
- Kickback and bribery cases;
- Health care fraud;
- Import/export violations;
- Financial matters, including, bank fraud, money laundering, Voluntary Disclosure Program, tax evasion; government procurement fraud, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud and mail and wire fraud;
- Title III electronic surveillance (wiretaps);
Additionally, we routinely conduct internal investigations for corporate clients and assist in their cooperation with and disclosures to law enforcement or regulatory agencies, when necessary, to manage their enterprise and reputational risks. in the environment of enhanced scrutiny now placed upon both public and private businesses. Drawing on lessons learned from the numerous internal investigations we have conducted , we have developed compliance and other remedial programs designed to assist our clients in avoiding, deterring, detecting, misappropriations, frauds and corruption hazards.. Our deep investigative experience, as both counsel to corporations and as former prosecutors, provides a wealth of knowledge concerning the appropriateness and collateral consequences involved in voluntary disclosures to law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
In addition to our wide experience in conducting fraud investigations, asset recovery actions and applications for interim relief before the English Courts, the London office has established close connections with specialist investigators and with litigators in key financial centers and offshore jurisdictions enabling us to offer an immediate and global response to any fraud and asset recovery issues that arise.
Dorsey is the “go to” firm in assisting individuals and companies involving cyber crime, as well as privacy and data breach matters. Attorneys in this practice group have a nationally recognized expertise on the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as the varied privacy laws that have recently been enacted. We regularly advise clients who are witnesses, victims, subjects or targets of investigations directed at computer crimes.
Our London office has particular expertise in advising clients that have suffered from fraud or corruption in the United Kingdom. Our group has experience in dealing with fraud investigations throughout the world. For investigations involving both the United Kingdom and the United States, Dorsey's network of worldwide offices ensures a coordinated response across jurisdictions. The Anti-Fraud Network was founded by Dorsey’s London office. It is a network of lawyers who specialize in the pursuit of claims arising out of the theft or other dishonest appropriation of assets, corruption, misuse of confidential information or similar breaches of duty.
Recovering the proceeds of fraud and corruption is one of the truly global problems facing organizations today. Proceeds rarely stay in the country where they have been stolen. For organizations to recover stolen or corrupt assets they need access to lawyers specializing in their recovery across the world. We provide this ability to our clients, along with the resources and assistance of closely associated retired federal law enforcement officers, who operate under Dorsey’s direction in various investigations.