The Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime Group at Skadden is an internationally recognized leader in the representation of corporations, boards of directors, management and other individuals in connection with government investigations, enforcement actions, internal investigations, and white collar criminal prosecutions.
Skadden’s global resources enable our attorneys to anticipate and respond to parallel investigations and proceedings routinely pursued by federal and state criminal and civil enforcement authorities. The firm defends corporations, directors, officers and employees against allegations in various business contexts and at every stage of the enforcement process, including federal and state grand jury investigations, trials and appeals. We handle investigations and civil and administrative proceedings brought by regulatory bodies such as the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, FINRA, FTC, OFAC, IRS, federal and state banking regulators and state law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. The firm also represents companies and individuals in connection with congressional investigations and inquiries. In addition, we assist clients in dealing with investigative agencies around the world, including the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office in the U.K., BaFin in Germany, the European Commission in Brussels, and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission.