Today’s business environment presents increased risk of scrutiny by enforcement and regulatory agencies. Strengthened incentives for whistleblowers to report allegations of misconduct and recent legislation focusing on corporate governance require businesses, large and small, to be prepared to face the possibility that they may become the subject of a government investigation. The level of preparation and organization in advance of a government investigation is often the determining factor in not only the course of the investigation, but also the ability of the business to survive going forward.
At Dinsmore, our attorneys are experienced in representing clients who become involved in audits, reviews, or investigations by regulatory or law enforcement agencies. Our advice and representation can minimize the risk of criminal exposure or punitive administrative sanctions once investigations are underway, and our proactive legal advice on corporate compliance can help you avoid exposure to criminal or administrative investigations from the outset.
We counsel a wide variety of clients on reacting and responding to grand jury and investigative subpoenas, as well as providing representation for clients regarding testimony and negotiation with prosecutors. Having attorneys who are experienced on the government side of investigations provides our clients with the benefit of fully understanding the process and, when necessary, mounting an effective defense in litigation. Our team includes a former U.S. Attorney and First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, as well as former Ohio Special Prosecutors and Assistant County Prosecuting Attorneys, giving our clients the advantage they need to survive and succeed beyond investigation. In addition, through our relationships with government agencies, we can assist clients victimized by fraud - protecting their interests while working with prosecutors to pursue prosecutions that include restitution of corporate funds.
Whatever the situation, Dinsmore’s attorneys have the knowledge and experience to guide your business through the rigors of a government investigation by providing excellent legal representation throughout the entire process.