The Global Government Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense Group of Reed Smith offers significant capabilities across the United States, Europe and Asia in a broad range of government enforcement agency investigations, internal investigations, criminal investigations and trials. We offer our global clients “one stop” shopping to meet all their enforcement and compliance investigation needs.
Our goal, which is often achieved, is to avoid initiation of formal regulatory investigations and criminal charges. Where this is not possible, we endeavor to resolve the matter as quickly, quietly and inexpensively as possible. We undertake a holistic approach to these matters, understanding that civil and criminal investigations affect each other, and that dispositions require “global” resolution of regulatory and criminal disputes. Because we operate in many countries, we are sensitive to the cultural issues affecting outcomes, as well as the need for skilled legal analysis and advocacy.
In the United States, our lawyers include former senior level Assistant United States Attorneys, federal defenders, Department of Justice attorneys, state assistant attorneys general, and enforcement attorneys from the SEC, FDA, Antitrust Division, FAA, FTC, Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve Board, CFTC, CMS, HHS Inspector General’s Office and U.S. AID.
In Europe, our lawyers have worked for the UK’s Financial Services Authority and the International Criminal Tribunal for war crimes in Yugoslavia. In Asia, our lawyers have handled some of the largest and highest-profile investigations and fraud matters.
We have conducted investigations across the world, including in Abu Dhabi, Argentina, the Baltic States, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Central America, China, Colombia, Curacao, the Czech Republic, Dubai, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Guinea, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and Vietnam, involving almost every major industry in the world.