Investigations & Regulatory Actions
Wittliff Cutter is experienced in helping companies navigate investigations involving sensitive matters. We have counseled private and public companies through many different types of internal investigations, including employment matters, regulatory inquiries by state and federal agencies and due-diligence related investigations. Our partners understand how to conduct and complete high-stakes investigations in a cost-effective manner that is discrete, thorough, and minimizes disruptions to the business.
Regulatory agencies like the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and state attorneys general often scrutinize individuals and corporations and investigate their business activities for potential violations of state and federal laws. Our firm’s partners are experienced and well positioned to respond to these inquiries. Among our partners, we have former prosecutors and senior officials at the Texas Attorney General’s office, who use their experience and reputation to interact and negotiate credibly with government regulators. Our partners have represented private and public companies and individuals in connection with investigations by the EEOC, FINRA, SEC, and various state attorneys general and Texas’ state agencies. We are well equipped to handle to respond to regulatory subpoenas, negotiating settlements, and defending enforcement actions, if necessary.
Our attorneys have defended companies and individuals being investigated or prosecuted for a wide variety of violations including fraud, criminal infringement of copyrights and conspiracy. We often assist companies in defending government investigations, including assisting with responding to civil process and criminal grand jury subpoenas.