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.

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OSHA

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.

Year in Review

2016 YEAR IN REVIEW –  THE FALSE CLAIMS ACT

False Claims Act Year in Review 2016

The False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729, et seq. (FCA) continued to be a significant focus of government and whistleblower activity in 2016. This Year in Review highlights several key developments.

SEC Enforcement

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SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces Examination Priorities for 2017

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations recently announced its 2017 examination priorities for broker-dealers, investment advisors, and investment funds. OCIE, which serves as the “eyes and ears” of the Commission, identified the current staff’s priorities as a focus on (i) matters of importance to retail investors, (ii) risks specific to elderly and retiring investors, and (iii) assessing market-wide risks.

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