Our attorneys are trusted to manage and defend difficult and complex probes and cases. Our practical approach, nuanced legal analysis, and business sensitivity have led individuals, start-ups, and Fortune 100 companies in the U.S. and abroad to seek us out when the government calls.


We have represented clients in high-stakes enforcement actions, investigations, and criminal matters pursued by virtually every U.S. federal authority that matters—multiple divisions of the Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve, the OCC, the CFTC, the IRS, the CFPB, and HUD, as well as Congress, various U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, more than thirty state attorney general’s offices. Our experience, contacts, and our reputation for integrity with these authorities has enabled us to navigate high-stakes investigations and negotiations with our clients’ confidence to reach for the best possible outcomes. 

Our engagements frequently cross borders—to Europe, Asia, and Latin America. We have represented clients under scrutiny by foreign regulatory bodies including Banco Central de la República Argentina (the Central Bank of Argentina), the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, the European Commission, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong and the Brazilian CADE (the Administrative Counsel for Economic Defense), to name a few. 

Our group is highly proficient in leading thorough, credible and cost-efficient confidential, internal investigations – often-times to satisfy government demands and across countries and continents. We lead these multinational defense and investigatory engagements effectively by working closely as partners with in-country clients and local counsel to leverage their knowledge and reduce costs while bringing U.S. style defense strategies to work for our clients. 

Wide Range of Experience

We have successfully handled matters relating to:

  • Accounting irregularities
  • Antitrust
  • Conspiracy
  • Consumer finance violation
  • Environmental crimes
  • False Claims Act
  • Financial fraud
  • Foreign Corrupt Practice Act
  • Government contracting
  • Healthcare fraud and other regulatory violations
  • Immigration
  • Market manipulation
  • Money laundering
  • Public corruption and campaign finance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley violations
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud
  • Whistleblower/Qui Tam claims

Representative Work

Representative Work

  • Represented Fortune 100 institutions in international inquiries involving governmental entities in the European Union, as well as in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Canada regarding various reference rates
  • Represented public companies in multiple criminal or civil government inquiries into their accounting practices and SEC filings
  • Represented multiple companies in U.S. antitrust and foreign cartel investigations and proceedings
  • Represented Fortune 100 institutions in domestic inquiries by the SEC, CFTC, DOJ, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and more than thirty state attorneys general regarding LIBOR
  • Represented a national bank by conducting an enterprise wide conduct risk analysis in response to inquiries by multiple regulators
  • Defended a national financial institution in conjunction with a Congressional inquiry into its student lending practices
  • Represented an international financial institution in connection with an internal investigation into its merger with another international financial institution
  • Defended at federal trial an individual charged with procurement fraud, wire fraud, and major fraud. After the jury deadlocked at 10-2 in favor of acquittal and a declared mistrial, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia voluntarily dismissed all charges against our client with prejudice
  • Defended a Fortune 100 company in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower hearings (resulting in judgment in favor of our client on all claims), as well as in subsequent appeals pending before the Administrative Law Board
  • Represented taxpayers in disputes with the IRS or state departments of revenue
  • Advised clients with operations on several continents regarding compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Defended at trial and on appeal the first anti-terrorism case tried to a jury in the United States after the tragedy of September 11th





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As government authorities around the world create a constantly evolving regulatory environment, conduct overlapping investigations, and bring parallel proceedings, companies are facing perhaps the most challenging regulatory and criminal enforcement environment. Moore & Van Allen has created this blog to help keep our clients up to date in these fast-moving areas and to serve as a thought leader as regulations and enforcement policy continue to develop. Our blog is a combined effort of Moore & Van Allen’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Team and our Financial Regulatory Advice and Response Team.

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