Collora LLP offers to clients an incredible reservoir of collective experience in responding to investigations by state and federal agencies or prosecutors.
An early and effective response to even a seemingly informal inquiry can keep a client from being ensnared in a government dragnet, and our lawyers have frequently kept our clients from ever being targeted, indicted or charged through effective, early intervention.
That is why we urge clients and potential clients to consult with us at the first indications of any government inquiry or action, as well as any third-party or whistleblower notice of alleged non-compliance with law.
Even being called or subpoenaed as a witness in a government inquiry or investigation can lead to civil and criminal exposure; and that is one reason that many clients have asked that we prepare them as witnesses, or guide them in responding to requests for documents or information.
Our early intervention and counsel has frequently helped clients avoid any criminal charges, secure immunity deals, protect valuable attorney-client or work product privileges, protect constitutional privileges, retain professional licenses and permits, or set the stage for a successful defense or resolution. Quick and timely intervention can also be crucial in developing a self-correction remedy before any government action, which is important in avoiding or reducing a charge. Our early counsel and support in governmental investigations has resulted in a great many victories for our clients that have never come to light because they are confidential, but the following summaries are a representative sampling of results from our early interventions.
Collora has helped its clients to respond effectively to government investigations and requests involving many legal issues, including but not limited to issues arising from:
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act
- False Claims Act
- Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
- Federal Trade Commission False Advertising
- Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
- Fraud Related Matters
- Health Care
- Housing and Urban Development Department
- Money Laundering
- Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
- Wire and Mail Fraud