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Government Investigations & Enforcement Actions

American companies now operate in a climate of increased government scrutiny and close coordination between criminal and civil regulatory authorities. The result has been a virtual blurring of the lines separating criminal, civil and regulatory offenses and heightened business risk. In this environment, clients need creative, coordinated strategies to what are often concurrent criminal, civil and/or administrative proceedings. They also need lawyers who understand the enforcement mindset and can deliver solutions that address a client’s business, reputational and legal concerns.

Founded and led by three former federal prosecutors, MNR is a go-to firm for such situations. We successfully have defended companies and individuals in some of Florida’s most significant federal and state probes. We regularly represent corporations and financial institutions of all sizes as well as owners, executives and prominent individuals who are facing government investigation or have become the target of enforcement proceedings.

In many cases, we are hired to defend clients in parallel proceedings or investigations conducted by federal agencies such as the United States Department of Justice, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and various state attorneys general and regulatory agencies.

We also have been asked to represent employees, or groups of employees, who have been subpoenaed as witnesses in connection with Grand Jury investigations.

Internal Investigations

Because of our enforcement experience, MNR lawyers often are asked by companies to conduct internal investigations into allegations of wrongdoing by its management or employees. We handle these inquiries discreetly and thoroughly in order to minimize our clients’ risk and exposure. We also counsel our clients regarding potential referrals to law enforcement agencies.

The following is a list of representative internal investigations conducted by the firm’s lawyers:

• Internal investigation on behalf of the Board of Directors of a Fortune 500 Company in connection with allegations of “pay for play” kickback allegations;

• Internal investigation on behalf of the Board of Directors into alleged corporate abuses involving a charitable organization that dealt with special need individuals in New York State;

• Internal investigation on behalf of the Audit Committee of a multi-national institution involving allegations of self-dealing and corporate misconduct;

• Internal investigation of a Swiss bank’s purported conduct in assisting U.S. citizens in the concealment of assets;

• Internal investigation on behalf of a foreign private security firm into alleged violations East;

• Internal investigation on behalf of a financial services institution into allegations of embezzlement by a senior manager; and

• Internal investigation on behalf of a large telecommunications company concerning allegations of bribery involving television and media contracts and rights.

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Recent Cases

  • Internal investigation on behalf of sports franchise regarding tax issues.
  • Internal investigation on behalf of a large telecommunications company concerning allegations of bribery involving South American media rights.
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