Since 1875, McGuireWoods has provided the highest quality legal service and sound strategic guidance. McGuireWoods is an international full-service law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers spread across 23 offices.

When individuals and organisations face allegations of regulatory or criminal wrongdoing, experienced legal counsel is an absolute necessity. At McGuireWoods, our Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation practice draws on a team of over 50 lawyers devoted exclusively to these difficult, and serious inquiries.

The team is known for its ability to negotiate high-stakes cases to successful resolution for clients, and its willingness to take the government to trial. Before joining the firm, a number of our lawyers held leadership positions in enforcement agencies and other key governmental bodies across the United Kingdom and the United States.

Our global reach is evident by the volume of high-level investigations, audits, representations and trainings that we have led. In recent years, McGuireWoods has advised and assisted companies in nearly 60 countries.

Some of the most important names in business trust McGuireWoods to help them in a variety of ways, including:

  • Development of international anticorruption compliance programmes and related counsel on FCPA and UK Bribery Act matters.
  • Representation in government investigations, including those by the United States’ Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office. 
  • Conducting internal investigation of global institutions in connection with potential violations of Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations relating to Iran Sanctions as well as the False Claims Act.
  • Defence against criminal investigation of alleged export control, immigration or money-laundering violations.

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