Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP represents companies in government investigations, conducts internal corporate investigations, and handles all aspects of related litigation on behalf of clients around the globe in areas including criminal defence, securities, accounting issues, antitrust, government contracting, healthcare and cybersecurity. The firm has broad experience conducting wide-ranging and complex internal investigations, including those in highly public matters for the boards of directors and management of some of the largest, most recognised companies in the world. The strength of the WilmerHale’s investigations and criminal litigation and securities litigation and enforcement practices draws from the collective experience of its lawyers, many of whom have served in high-level positions within the government, including Deputy Attorney General of the United States, United States Attorney, Director of the FBI, General Counsel of the FBI and Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, as well as numerous former Assistant United States Attorneys and state prosecutors.
Fortune 500 companies, corporate executives and high-ranking public officials retain the firm’s investigations attorneys for representation in federal and state criminal investigations; congressional and inspector-general investigations; criminal litigation, including trials and appeals; and related civil and administrative proceedings. The practice also regularly handles matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and has defended clients against allegations of health-care fraud, insider trading, securities, accounting and government contracts fraud; violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; criminal environmental violations; criminal antitrust violations; and money laundering. WilmerHale’s experienced attorneys have the mix of regulatory expertise and litigation skills necessary to navigate interactions with the government in and out of the courtroom.