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Regulatory Whistleblower and Compliance

LeClairRyan’s Regulatory Whistleblower and Compliance practice is well qualified to assist clients in managing risks inherent in conducting business in highly regulated environments and defending against adverse occurrences. We regularly represent entities and individual officers and employees of companies in complex matters involving alleged violations of the False Claims Act, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and state whistleblower laws, as well as matters involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our representative client base includes mortgage companies, hedge fund investors, defense contractors, pharmaceutical companies, medical device and equipment companies, clinical laboratories, hospitals, and nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Our distinctive strengths include:

  • Federal and state governmental investigations and inquiries
  • Service Contract Act/Davis-Bacon Act/Walsh-Healey Act violations for federal contractors
  • Internal investigations and corporate compliance matters
  • Civil and administrative enforcement proceedings
  • State consumer fraud and deceptive practice matters
  • Alleged violations of the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute and the Sunshine Act
  • Federal Trade Commission actions
  • Federal Communications Commission actions
  • Oversight of marketing, sales and promotional practices, including off-label promotion and physician remuneration and entertainment
  • Research and educational grants
  • Clinical research fraud
  • SOX matters, including alleged violations of SEC rules
  • Alleged violations of import/export laws and regulations
  • Suspension and debarment proceedings with federal agencies
  • Security clearance issues
  • Federal and state small business issues
  • Issues related to the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

We believe that one of the most effective ways to protect any enterprise is to prevent problems and liabilities before they occur. To this end, we regularly help clients reduce risk and implement best practices to avoid situations that could result in government investigations, civil and criminal penalties and other related litigation.