Compliance Audits and Integrity Monitorships
We conduct audits to help ensure regulatory compliance. Our firm was selected to serve as the federally appointed monitor for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over a large international company regarding violations investigated and prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. We help ensure compliance standards and protocols are implemented and followed in full satisfaction of any plea bargain or settlement agreement with authorities.
Compliance Program Maintenance and Training
Our attorneys can help organizations stay up-to-date on changing regulations and inform staff on new practices and protocols to be implemented, helping to earn them good standing with the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the New York State Attorney General, and other federal and state regulatory authorities.
Controversial and Crisis Communication Management
We steer clients through controversial and crisis situations such as regulatory violations and investigations, personnel issues, financial-related issues as well as criminal charges. We also help assess risk in order to develop, implement and maintain response plans.
Data Forensics and e-infoSM
Our Certified Computer Examiner professionals help clients recover potentially crucial evidence such as hidden or deleted files. We utilize a process of forensic examination with industry-leading technology that aids in the preservation and admissibility of the evidence in court. The Harris Beach e-infoSM team, comprised of litigators and certified IT professionals, guides clients through the demanding requirements of e-discovery and helps them understand risks and costs in order to make more informed decisions regarding case strategy.
We defend clients in cases involving sanctions implemented by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. We represent multi-national companies seeking to transfer employees to the U.S. and assist clients in navigating the visa process, including the H-1B visa aiding foreign nationals for specialized employment.
Our team consists of highly credentialed attorneys, including a former United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, a former New York State First Deputy Attorney General, a former Executive Director of the New York State Ethics Commission, former federal and New York state prosecutors and counsel recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in White Collar Criminal Defense. We regularly conduct high profile national and international internal investigations for an array of clients.
International Trade Compliance
We represent domestic and foreign-based financial institutions and commercial clients on regulatory and international trade compliance and proceedings involving civil enforcement. Our attorneys assist in compliance with anti-money laundering laws, the Bank Secrecy Act and Patriot Act, and issues involving imports and exports.
We advise companies in complying with federal, New York state and New York City lobbying laws. We provide counsel on the amendments and interpretations of the various lobbying laws and offer filing services to help ensure easy and accurate reporting.
We counsel employers from several industries on compliance with workplace safety and health regulations, defend in cases of alleged violations and engage our First Response Emergency, Crisis and Disaster team to respond to the scene of incidents to preserve evidence and manage crisis communications.
White Collar Crime Defense
Our attorneys handle all stages of the defense in criminal prosecutions in both administrative and civil proceedings, from the investigative and pretrial phases through trial and appeal. We have a thorough knowledge of the New York state and federal criminal process and help clients facing potential prison terms and hefty financial penalties not only understand the process but mount a strong defense.