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White Collar Defence, Fraud & Investigations

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How Can White Collar Crime Lawyers Help?

Our global white-collar crime team is experienced in managing complex state, federal and cross-border litigation, as well as advising clients on preventative measures and compliance programs designed to reduce the risk of civil and criminal penalties.

Operating in the world’s key financial and business centers, our white-collar crime lawyers represents Fortune 500 companies and other notable international and global organizations, as well as their corporate executives, senior officers and directors. Our extensive experience worldwide allows us to provide clients with advice covering the legal, procedural, governance and reputational aspects of compliance issues and investigations wherever they may arise.

Our lawyers have in-depth experience representing clients in all phases of white-collar litigation, with particular capabilities handling bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud, tax, insider trading, market abuse, sanctions, extradition and corporate manslaughter claims. Our recent work has included white-collar crime matters involving False Claims Act litigation and qui tam actions in the healthcare, oil and gas and defense industries.

Our white-collar crime lawyer have extensive experience with the following:

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Business ethics and anti-corruption
  • Corporate fraud
  • Corporate governance and compliance, including boards and special committees
  • Disclosure
  • Environmental law
  • False Claims Act litigation, including qui tam actions
  • Financial institutions
  • Internal investigations
  • Regulation and investigations
  • Reputation and defamation protection
  • Risk advisory
  • Sanctions and controls
  • Securities regulation and enforcement
  • Tax

White Collar Defence and Investigations

Heightened scrutiny of corporate practices, and the increasing scope of government investigations and prosecutions are raising the importance of corporate compliance and risk management functions. Herr Law Group’s White Collar Defence and Government Investigations group provides comprehensive support for clients seeking to prevent or responding to such investigations and prosecutions.

Our white collar defence services include:

  • Representing corporations, other organizations and executives at all stages of criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions for all types of white collar offences including fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, cartels and price-fixing, insider-trading or other securities offences, economic sanctions, export/import controls and tax offences, as well as offences under health and safety, discrimination, immigration, financial services, energy, environmental and other regulatory regimes
  • Managing and defending against search warrants, inspection orders, interviews given under statutory compulsion, wiretapping orders, and other investigative actions
  • Conducting proactive internal investigations and audits into potential criminal and regulatory contraventions under the protection of solicitor-client privilege
  • Providing advice on risk management and regulatory compliance, including internal compliance systems, training, whistle-blowing, ethics and media response-readiness programs
  • Conducting due diligence and advising on strategies to deal with foreign agents, intermediaries or other parties to commercial or M&A transactions
  • Providing advice on reputation management and defamation
  • Developing and executing government relations and communications strategies

Herr Law Group’s White Collar Investigations and Defence lawyers are here to help. Where cross-border issues arise, we have working relationships with expert firms around the world to obtain the international assistance that our clients require.

To augment our legal services for clients facing urgent situations, Herr Law group has developed a full suite of Crisis Response Services:

  • Search Response Services — immediate, on-site responses to real-time investigative actions such as searches and seizures by police, the CBSA, the Competition Bureau or other authorities, as well as inspections by environmental, energy, employment and other authorities
  • Data Breach Crisis Service – rapid responses to cyber-security attacks and data breaches including dealings with regulatory agencies and other stakeholders
  • Product Recall and Regulatory Compliance Services – dealing with urgent product recall issues including regulatory requirements and other potential legal exposures
  • Document Preservation Service – avoiding the unintentional destruction or alteration of critical records at the onset of an investigation or litigation
  • Fraud and Emergency Orders Service – isolating, assessing and alleviating acts of fraud, and initiating court applications to freeze assets (Mareva injunctions), protecting evidence (Anton Piller orders) and obtaining relevant third party documents (Norwich orders).
  • Crisis Communications Service – assisting companies with government, media and other external communications during government investigations and legal or regulatory proceedings.

How can Herr Law Group’s fraud lawyers help?

Herr Law Group’s Fraud Law and Litigation lawyers have extensive experience investigating, defending and prosecuting fraudulent claims. Our lawyers have obtained some of the highest jury awards for punitive damages ever awarded for fraud claims in Canada. We act for government agencies, private businesses, crown corporations, professionals, and individuals when they have a legal problem involving fraud, and we have appeared at all levels of Court on their behalf.


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