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Our uniquely qualified team of former federal and state prosecutors, high-level government officials and experienced trial attorneys are ready to advocate for you every step of the way.

Buchanan’s nationally recognized team of White Collar Defense, Compliance and Investigations attorneys has unparalleled experience representing clients facing every type of matter brought by federal and state enforcement agencies. Staffed with former federal and state prosecutors and high-level government officials, our team has represented clients from a wide array of industries before the DOJ, CIA, CFTC, DEA, FBI, FINRA, FDA, IRS, OFAC, USPIS, SEC, ICE, U.S. Attorney's Offices throughout the country.

Our white collar defense team works hand in hand with Buchanan’s government relations team in regulatory, civil, and criminal investigations that involve federal or state congressional hearings. Members of both our white collar and government relations teams boast strong relationships with state and federal legislators and agencies that help us ensure we always prepare the best defense possible. Our white collar attorneys represent clients from local state jurisdictions to international borders and bring significant experience negotiating with global regulators.

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Areas of Focus

Criminal Defense & Government Enforcement

With some of the best trial lawyers in the country on our team, we are particularly adept at guiding both entities and individuals through the complexities of federal and state criminal investigations and prosecutions. If it comes to it, we are always ready to take matters into the courtroom whenever necessary to help our clients achieve their version of a successful outcome.

  • Antitrust
  • Bribery
  • Election Law Violations
  • Embezzlement & Theft
  • Environmental Crimes
  • False Claims Act Violations – Civil & Criminal
  • Financial/Securities Industry Regulatory and Enforcement Actions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Fraud: Bankruptcy, Healthcare, Honest Services, Insurance, Mail, Securities, Wire
  • Government Procurement or Contracting Violations
  • Money Laundering & Bank Secrecy Act Violations
  • Public/Political Corruption
  • RICO – Civil & Criminal
  • Tax Violations – State and Federal
Corporate Compliance

Our white collar attorneys understand the importance of risk mitigation and will work with clients to ensure compliance within their unique regulatory environments.

  • Design and implementation of compliance programs aimed at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); Tax, environmental or healthcare regulations; and False Claims Act (FCA)
  • Robust training sessions
  • Audit of procedures
Internal Investigations

We’re skilled in conducting internal investigations relative to all federal and state regulatory matters, as well as criminal investigations initiated by the Department of Justice, state attorneys general and local district attorneys' offices. Our depth of investigatory experience allows us to cost-effectively handle complex matters.

  • Corporate Fraud
  • Cybercrimes, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy/Breach
  • Employee Theft, Malfeasance
  • False Claims Act
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Regulations
  • Title IX Issues
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Workplace Injury or Death
FDA and Life Sciences-specific Matters

With the former director of the FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations on our team, Buchanan has become the go-to law firm defending clients through several matters in the life sciences industry, including some of the most well-known pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies domestically and abroad.

  • False Claims Act (civil and criminal violations)
  • Anti-Kickback statutes
  • Stark Law
  • Opioids and Controlled Substance Act
  • Hatch-Waxman Act
  • Consumer fraud
  • Commercial and contract disputes
  • Antitrust and trade regulations

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