Companies and their executives now face increased scrutiny wherever they have interests and operations. Whistleblower lawsuits are growing at an unprecedented rate. Clients need legal advisors who can help identify and address potential compliance risks, respond in the event of a government investigation, and defend qui tam actions, criminal charges and parallel proceedings. McDermott can provide skilled legal counsel to assist clients facing scrutiny by government agencies over their business practices.
McDermott's white-collar and securities defense team includes highly experienced lawyers in offices throughout the United States and abroad. We have tried hundreds of cases in federal and state courts, earning us consistent recognition by legal and industry directories such as Chambers USA, US News-Best Lawyers, Benchmark Litigation, and The Legal 500.
What differentiates McDermott is a team steeped in knowledge gained from prior service as senior federal prosecutors, enabling us to provider a unique perspective to counsel and advise clients facing criminal investigations or indictments. Our group includes former senior prosecutors from US attorney's offices and the US Department of Justice, including professionals who have advised the US attorney general and other high-ranking officials. In addition, we can provider lawyers from nearly ever US federal agency active in white-collar activities, including the Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Commerce, Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and Environmental Protection Agency.
Clients appreciate our demonstrated success advising on a variety of white-collar criminal matters, including financial institution, health care, securities, environmental, tax, antitrust, public corruption, government contracting, commodities and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. However, what clients appreciate even more is that our most valuable work often goes unnoticed by the public. By proactively addressing concerns raised by prosecutors and regulators, we routinely persuade the government not to proceed with costly and reputation-damaging criminal charges or public lawsuits.