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What the team is known for

Strong litigation firm with deep knowledge and expertise in regulatory investigations and white-collar litigation. Possesses experience handling disputes involving financial institutions, accounting firms and broker-dealers, with a growing practice in healthcare. Particularly adept at handling individual representations. Also counsels clients on compliance matters. Regularly acts on large-scale internal investigations, as well as handling FCPA matters and allegations of bribery and corruption.

Strengths

One client reports: "They are fantastic lawyers who are responsive and practical."

A further source adds: "The team is incredibly pragmatic - the lawyers keep their eye on the prize and do a remarkable job."

Work highlights

Represented Power Solutions International as SEC counsel in ongoing parallel SEC and DOJ investigations stemming from a restatement of the company's financial statements and allegations raised by a former employee primarily regarding revenue recognition practices.

Notable practitioners

Junaid Zubairi is particularly adept at handling DOJ and SEC investigations into a range of allegations, as well as advising on subsequent litigation.
"He is a fantastic and very practical attorney who can be counted on to focus on what really matters.""Junaid is thoughtful, strategic and always hits the mark, consistently operating a very high level."

Ryan Hedges is regularly retained to handle SEC investigations, False Claims Act litigation and fraud causes, focusing particularly on those involving financial services and pharmaceutical clients.
"Ryan is a go-to attorney for individual representations in government investigations. He's thorough, very smart and hard-working.""He is a fantastic white collar attorney - he is very practical and gets right to the point."

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Overview

Vedder Price’s Government Investigations & White Collar Defense group has a long history representing companies, boards of directors, board committees, executives and other individuals in government and regulatory investigations, internal investigations, white collar criminal investigations and related litigation, including trials. Our experienced team includes former attorneys at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, former prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice and former senior staff with self-regulatory organizations and financial services companies.

We bring skill and experience to representing our clients facing allegations involving securities violations, financial fraud, health care fraud, and violations of the False Claims Act and FCPA, among other white collar offenses. We understand the high financial and reputational stakes involved in these matters. Drawing on our experience, we are able to develop effective defense strategies and work credibly with the government, often resolving concerns before the commencement of an enforcement action or prosecution. However, when the situation demands, we vigorously defend our clients in government actions, drawing on the deep and diverse resources of the firm to effectively represent our clients.

We are also frequently retained by clients to conduct sensitive internal investigations into allegations raised by government agencies or whistleblowers and to develop and implement internal compliance programs.

Litigation

Vedder Price

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Location

222 North LaSalle Street

Chicago

Illinois

USA

IL 60601

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Illinois

Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations


Junaid A. Zubairi
Band 2
Ryan Hedges
Band 3