Having an experienced legal team that understands the powers and limitations of the New York State Attorney General has never been more important. The Harris Beach Government Compliance and Investigations Practice Group has that team.
With members who have served as First Deputy Attorney General, Chief of Staff, Solicitor General and Assistant Solicitor General, and various attorneys who served as Assistant Attorneys General, the Harris Beach GCI team has first-hand knowledge of how the office operates legally, administratively and legislatively.
The former senior leaders and attorneys from the New York Attorney General’s office, now in private practice with Harris Beach, counsel and defend businesses and individuals in investigative and regulatory matters initiated by the Attorney General. Our team works with clients from the onset of an investigation to evaluate all aspects of the case to develop legal recommendations, weigh the impact of potential parallel inquiries from other regulators and analyze the political and public aspects involved in a case. We incorporate this unique knowledge into a comprehensive strategy to serve your best interests.
The Attorney General has broad-based powers to initiate investigations, including but not limited to criminal prosecutions, labor and employment, public corruption, securities violations, deceptive advertising, filings of charitable organizations, and gaming. No sector is immune from the Attorney General, including energy, health care, environmental, retail, manufacturing, construction, and transportation. Accusations from the Attorney General can have a devastating impact on an organization’s reputation and operation, whether they are publicly traded companies, privately held businesses, not-for-profits, municipalities, or other type of organization, or involves one or more of their employees’ actions in the course of business The AG collaborates and coordinates with various federal, state and local agencies conducting investigations.
Our team represents organizations and individuals before the Office of Attorney General involving charges of regulatory violations or criminal misconduct.