Government Enforcement & Compliance
Federal & State Enforcement Actions
We represent individuals and institutions in criminal investigations and regulatory enforcement matters. We have experience representing companies and individuals in criminal and civil investigations by federal and state agencies and departments at all levels. We have also represented clients in connection with congressional investigations. We are proud of our record in protecting our clients and their interests over a broad range of issues and in matters that are of critical importance to them.
Internal Investigations and Regulatory Compliance
We have conducted internal investigations and advised companies on a broad range of compliance matters. In today's business climate of increased oversight, regulation and enforcement, companies need effective corporate compliance and ethics programs. Our goal is to work with our clients to create and implement effective mechanisms that will achieve compliance with their legal obligations, educate their workforce, and allow management to better understand and avoid potential regulatory and enforcement risks. While our goal is to ensure that the client is in compliance with federal and state requirements, we work to achieve that goal with an understanding of the business environments in which our clients operate.
White Collar Criminal Defense
Shortly after Butzel Long Tighe Patton was founded, the firm established its reputation in white collar criminal defense through Thomas Earl Patton's victorious jury trial defense in the "Travelgate" matter during the Clinton Administration. Since then, the firm has continued its successful criminal defense and investigations practice for a variety of criminal and regulatory cases.
We have represented national and local corporations and individuals in a variety of criminal grand jury investigations and criminal trials involving fraud, securities, antitrust, environmental, health care, food and drug laws, federal and state procurement, public corruption, money laundering, tax, international trade and other financial crimes. Our criminal defense and investigations practice is widely recognized not only for litigating and winning high-profile criminal cases, but also for devising creative legal strategies which resolve them long before they draw any media attention. Many of our representations have involved advocacy before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and other regulatory agencies. Many of our matters involve concurrent investigations by authorities in the United States and other authorities outside the United States. Our criminal defense team includes former federal and state prosecutors, and leading practitioners in banking and securities regulation.