Practice Areas

Government Investigations

Mitchell Williams lawyers advise clients through all phases of government investigations, civil enforcement actions, and related criminal prosecutions.

Our lawyers include former state and federal prosecutors with experience conducting investigations and working with local, state, and national law enforcement agencies. We work with clients to navigate government investigations while minimizing the disruption of business operations, negative publicity, and other consequences of the investigative process.

Our lawyers have represented corporations, their boards of directors, and individual corporate leaders in significant investigations and prosecutions. These matters have included allegations of:

  • Financial and accounting fraud

  • Securities fraud

  • Bank fraud

  • Mail and tax fraud

  • Government contracting fraud

  • Health care fraud

  • Environmental crimes

  • Privacy issues

  • Export/import and OFAC actions

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations

  • Commercial bribery

  • False claims (qui tam) and whistleblower retaliation violations

  • Money laundering

  • Criminal antitrust violations

  • Obstruction of justice

Our lawyers represent clients in grand jury investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice and have represented clients in investigations and proceedings brought by other federal agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Defense, Department of State, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as state-level government agencies.