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Government Enforcement
For a third straight year, K&L Gates is proud to be named the Law Firm of the Year for Securities Regulation in the 2016 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® survey. View our full rankings.

K&L Gates has one of the largest, most comprehensive and most geographically diverse Investigations, Enforcement and White Collar practices of any law firm.

Whether a matter involves the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission, Financial Services Authority (FSA), BaFin, Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, state attorney generals, or another law enforcement agency, our group of more than 100 lawyers located across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia provides substantial experience in addressing matters proactively and early. Our team includes a former U.S. attorney general, a former state attorney general, former SEC staff, former assistant United States attorneys, former heads of state securities regulators, and staff lawyers from FINRA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), bank regulatory agencies, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice in Hong Kong, and numerous other law enforcement agencies.

Because the mere initiation of a government enforcement inquiry can cause severe harm to a company or an individual, we advocate at an early stage of an inquiry or investigation to determine whether civil or criminal charges can be avoided.  In certain situations, a settlement is in the best interests of our clients, and we use our knowledge and experience to obtain the best possible result.  If an action cannot be avoided and settlement is not practical, our enforcement lawyers litigate any charges or claims that may be brought against our clients.  Lawyers at K&L Gates have handled a wide range of government litigation in court and administrative proceedings.

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Internal Investigations/Examiner/Special Counsel
Conducted an independent review of the July 2012 Freeh Report related to the findings against former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. The Freeh Report examined the University's response to the child abuse charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Conducted an internal investigation for CBS News of the “60 Minutes Wednesday” segment on President Bush's National Guard service.
Conducted an internal investigation of a multiyear and multimillion dollar fraud and embezzlement scheme against a large nonprofit organization. The investigation resulted in a successful criminal prosecution and in the implementation of corrective and preventive internal accounting procedures.
Conducted an internal investigation for one of the largest banks in the world concerning its mortgage foreclosure practices.
For a large American-headquartered care company, we assisted with two FDA investigations relating to medical devices.
Conducted internal investigation on behalf of Audit Committee of global corporation in connection with 2004 Athens Olympics. Subsequently and currently engaged on behalf of corporation’s former and current officers in connection with related Greek criminal investigation and prosecutions.
Conducted internal investigation on corporate governance matters on behalf of Board of Trustees of university with international operations in the United States and Greece.
Assisted U.S. life sciences company in conducting internal investigation in Eastern Europe to examine alleged bribery and conflict of interest issues arising from global clinical trials.
Conducted an internal investigation in Latin America regarding allegations of kickbacks for a global transportation and logistics company.
Alongside our client’s internal audit department, conducted an internal investigation in Brazil into alleged bribes paid by the target company in a proposed M&A transaction.