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Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar
K&L Gates is proud to be ranked Tier 1 Nationwide for Securities Regulation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar in the 2019 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. View our full rankings.

K&L Gates has one of the largest, most comprehensive and most geographically diverse Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar practices of any law firm.

Whether a matter involves the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission, Financial Services Authority (FSA), BaFin, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, state attorney generals, or another law enforcement agency, our group of more than 100 lawyers located across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia provides substantial experience in addressing matters proactively and early. Our team includes a former U.S. attorney general, a former state attorney general, former SEC staff, former assistant United States attorneys, former heads of state securities regulators, and staff lawyers from FINRA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), bank regulatory agencies, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice in Hong Kong, and numerous other law enforcement agencies.

Because the mere initiation of a government enforcement inquiry can cause severe harm to a company or an individual, we advocate at an early stage of an inquiry or investigation to determine whether civil or criminal charges can be avoided.  In certain situations, a settlement is in the best interests of our clients, and we use our knowledge and experience to obtain the best possible result.  If an action cannot be avoided and settlement is not practical, our enforcement lawyers litigate any charges or claims that may be brought against our clients.  Lawyers at K&L Gates have handled a wide range of government litigation in court and administrative proceedings.

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Internal Investigations/Examiner/Special Counsel
Conducted an internal investigation to examine alleged conflict of interest issues arising in China from a pharmaceutical distributor’s retention of vendors.
Coordinated internal investigation alleged bribery, tax, conflict of interest and trade sanction issues in Zimbabwe for global industrial company.
Conducted an internal investigation for a large consumer goods manufacturer in connection with a whistleblower complaint related to the conduct of one of its senior officers.
Served as counsel to the DOJ-appointed Examiner in the bankruptcy proceeding of subprime lender New Century Financial Corporation. The issues covered included various accounting issues, loan origination practices, the role of the Audit Committee and Internal Audit Department, and the adequacy of the work of the outside auditors. Prepared a report that was unsealed on March 26, 2008
Conducted an internal investigation for a Fortune 500 company concerning potential cost overruns of major construction projects.
Conducted an internal investigation for an international bank concerning the adequacy of internal controls and procedures under Financial Accounting Standards.
Conducted an internal investigation for Thomas Jefferson University concerning the sale of the painting “The Gross Clinic” by Thomas Eakins.
Conducted an internal investigation of whistleblower allegations regarding alleged misconduct by management officials at a large investment adviser.
Conducted an internal investigation for a Special Committee of the board of directors of a large defense contractor in connection with payments in possible violation of the FCPA.
Conducted an internal investigation for a large investment advisor in connection with the Bernard Madoff fraud.