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More than a quarter of Fortune 100 companies have turned to Crowell & Moring to handle investigations. That’s because we bring together a battle-tested team of litigators, former prosecutors, and regulatory attorneys to craft strategies that succeed and bring clients peace of mind.

Whether navigating a government probe or ensuring compliance with regulations and corporate policies, Crowell & Moring provides effective counsel gained from years of experience, powerful regulatory depth, and a unique approach to creating multi-disciplinary teams that are both creative and flexible. Our work includes broad-reaching investigations on behalf of boards of directors, high-profile and international investigations, internal investigations, Congressional investigations, compliance counseling, and monitorships.

Investigations & Prosecutorial Experience

Crowell & Moring’s Investigations Practice is comprised of a diverse team of more than 40 seasoned lawyers, including a powerful bench of former government prosecutors, former government agency enforcement attorneys, and life-long defense attorneys. Named to the Global Investigations Review’s “GIR 100,” our lawyers have represented clients in matters spanning more than 80 countries and six continents around the globe.

Our team includes leading practitioners who range from one of the original prosecutors on the DOJ Enron Task Force, to the most recent Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and more than 20 former U.S. Department of Justice attorneys. The team also includes highly experienced former regulators in key arenas, such as a former Counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the former Chief Counsel of FinCEN. And our partners are among some of the most highly esteemed captains of the bar, such as the former chair of the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section and the State Bar.

Regulatory & Industry Depth

Our team understands how industry works and how regulators think. Crowell & Moring has a deep bench of former government agency officials and across its eight offices internationally—from the former Administrator of Federal Procurement Policy at the White House’s Office of Management & Budget (OMB) to the former general counsel of the Consumer Product & Safety Commission (CPSC).  

Our team includes lawyers formerly with agencies ranging from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) to the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). And our practice spans a range of disciplines, including False Claims Act concerns arising from government contracts and programs, antitrust, securities and financial fraud, FCPA and domestic public corruption, export control laws, international sanctions, anti-money laundering laws, health care fraud, and health care regulatory compliance, environmental and energy regulatory compliance, and many more. 

A Powerful Approach

We build powerful, multi-disciplinary teams whose approach relies on creativity, flexibility, and results.  We assemble investigative teams across practice areas and geography to ensure seamless  interdisciplinary investigations that bring to bear appropriate subject-matter knowledge and a response proportionate to the enforcement and commercial risk.

Working as a multidisciplinary team, our attorneys bring their longstanding experience to bear on critical matters and leverage best practices in computer forensics, witness interviews, and forensic auditing to launch effective responses and craft disciplined strategies.  As a result, we are able to deal with multiple regulators across multiple jurisdictions, and we regularly serve as advisors on crisis management concerns.

Key Focus Areas

Our diverse, comprehensive investigations team includes lawyers with deep knowledge of virtually every legal issue subject to scrutiny by today’s government regulators and law-enforcement officials. While we are proud of our record in high-profile matters, our best work is often accomplished well under the public radar. We help clients identify appropriate corrective actions and have a proven record of success guiding management and boards to sensible settlements. In many other cases, we are able to convince agency officials to avoid initiating an investigation in the first place.

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"Dismissal, Says Who? Recent Seventh and Ninth Circuit Decisions Offer Competing Views on DOJ’s Dismissal Authority under the False Claims Act, But Congress May Have the Last Word," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 18, 2020). Contacts: Brian Tully McLaughlin, Jacinta Alves, Preston L. Pugh, Lyndsay A. Gorton, Sean K. Griffin
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Trusted Investigations Counsel and Court-Appointed Monitor Preston Pugh Joins Crowell & Moring (Aug.03.2020)
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Crowell & Moring Releases Investigations Crisis Response Mobile Application (Jul.07.2020)
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COVID-19 Investigations Q&A Webinar — “Preparation & Prevention – Addressing and Mitigating Key Investigations Risks in the COVID-19 Era,” Crowell & Moring Webinar (June 24, 2020). Presenters: Stephen J. McBrady, Natalie O. Ludaway, Paul M. Rosen, and Daniel L. Zelenko.
"Emerging Issues in Sanctions, AML and Everything in Between: Managing an AML Program in the Time of COVID-19 – Adjusting Operations and Dealing with Paycheck Protection Program Loans Under the CARES Act," Crowell & Moring Webinar (April 28, 2020). Presenters: Caroline E. Brown, Carlton Greene, and Erik J. Woodhouse.
CARES Act Compliance, Oversight And Investigations: A Basic Checklist For Business (April 28, 2020). Author: Paul M. Rosen.
"Avoiding Waivers of Privilege in Corporate Disclosures to the Government," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 26, 2020). Contacts: Stephen M. Byers, Alan W. H. Gourley, Brian Tully McLaughlin
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Experienced Litigator and Strategist Andrew Pruitt Joins Crowell & Moring (Jan.14.2020)
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Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States (Sep.20.2019)
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 49 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year (Aug.16.2019)
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Crowell & Moring LLP is an international law firm with more than 500 lawyers representing clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory, and transactional matters. The firm is internationally recognized for its representation of Fortune 500 companies in high-stakes litigation, as well as its ongoing commitment to pro bono service and diversity. The firm has offices in Washington, DC, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, London, Brussels, and Shanghai.

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