Barnes & Thornburg’s deep White Collar, Compliance and Investigations team consists of seasoned trial and compliance lawyers and an unparalleled bench of six former U.S. Attorneys and more than 15 former Assistant U.S. Attorneys who understand how government agencies conducts their investigations. Because of our experience, we are well-equipped to help companies prepare for and defend against government investigations. Companies have sought our assistance for investigations led by the FBI, SEC, IRS, HHS, EPA, FDA and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. We have defended clients against alleged claims involving healthcare fraud, securities fraud, false statements, antitrust allegations, public corruption, international corruption (including FCPA claims), environmental crimes, price fixing, mail fraud and other white collar crimes.
Clients have also come to us to lead internal investigations and reviews in a variety of contexts, and to strategize regarding corporate decisions such as voluntary reporting, public disclosures, remediation, cybersecurity, employment matters and other items.
In addition to supporting companies in proactive internal investigations and defense, we have also been selected by state, federal, and local governments and educational institutions to conduct independent investigations into allegations of systemic discrimination and abuse. Our team was engaged to conduct a racial equity investigation and audit at the Virginia Military Institute in 2021, and an investigation into allegations of improper activities by athletes at The Ohio State University. We work with our unique resources, including ThemeVision, to conduct comprehensive, detailed, data-based investigations and to assist organizations with remediation and improvement efforts.