Government Enforcement and Litigation

At Haynes and Boone, our national Government Enforcement and Litigation Practice Group knows that when companies – or their executives and directors – face significant potential criminal or civil liability, they need lawyers who understand how prosecutors and regulators think.

Our team includes former high-ranking federal prosecutors and longtime enforcement defense lawyers experienced at resolving the most sensitive matters through thorough investigation and skillful negotiation.

When issues arise at a company, we understand the benefit of timely resolution. Our team quickly delivers the knowledge and resources needed to undertake complex and time-pressured internal investigations that often accompany corresponding governmental investigation or civil claims. Providing a coordinated and consistent defense in the face of such parallel proceedings has been the hallmark of our practice for decades.

Our experience includes defending companies and individuals in cases involving:

  • Antitrust violations
  • Environmental compliance and reporting violations
  • False Claims Act and Qui Tam/whistleblower proceedings
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations
  • Government contracting and procurement fraud
  • Healthcare fraud and abuse
  • International trade and customs fraud
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Money laundering violations
  • RICO violations
  • Securities law violations

In light of ever-increasing regulation, we also routinely counsel clients on establishing corporate compliance programs. Our lawyers are skilled in developing tailored compliance programs to meet the demands of a client’s industry or particular needs, whether to minimize risk of misconduct or in response to previous problems.



Labor and Employment

The Updated Haynes and Boone Survey of OSHA’s Temporary Worker Initiative

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) continues to issue citations to employers under the Temporary Worker Initiative (“TWI”), and it appears this will remain the case in 2017.
David Siegal

Supreme Court Seeks to Clarify Insider Trading

The Supreme Court strongly indicated recently that it would define insider trading broadly enough to include tips passed between relatives and friends, even when the corporate employee receives no concrete benefit.

SEC Enforcement


Behind the Numbers: Reviewing the SEC’s Claim of a Record-Breaking Year

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reported a new single year high for enforcement actions in fiscal year 2016, filing a record 868 actions. Although this number is a significant jump from the previous two years, the total amount of penalties and disgorgements ordered is lower than in previous years.

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