Government Enforcement, Securities and White-Collar Defense

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Assisting with Criminal, Civil, and Administrative Enforcement Proceedings

Our team helps clients conduct sensitive internal investigations and develop front-end compliance programs.

Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Government Enforcement, Securities and White-Collar Defense practice group understands that government investigations can be extremely disruptive. Our clients rely on our team’s ability to reduce the enormous pressure often imposed by government regulators. Parsons’ team uniquely offers clients the collaborative benefits of a large group of experienced lawyers and a large law firm with the narrowly-focused efficiencies of a defense-focused boutique firm.  Our Government Enforcement, Securities and White-Collar Defense team routinely represent clients in high-stakes, sensitive proceedings in a more cost-efficient manner than other firms.

Parsons’ Government Enforcement, Securities, and White-Collar group offers clients extensive substantive experience. That experience includes securities regulation, healthcare fraud, environmental enforcement, and internal investigations, among other areas. We regularly defend clients who are subjects or targets of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Utah Division of Securities, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and numerous other state administrative and state law enforcement agencies. Clients trust Parsons’ team to assist with collateral components of enforcement matters, including responding to whistleblower complaints, False Claims Act litigation, FCPA claims, and suspension and debarment proceedings.

Our team also recognizes that every case is different. We typically pursue a range of strategies for clients. In some cases, we educate or negotiate with regulators to achieve favorable outcomes that allow our clients to move on without further scrutiny.  In other cases, and if the government is being unreasonable, we are prepared to vigorously defend our clients—including relying on our experienced trial attorneys to defend the case in court or in administrative proceedings. While the approach varies from case to case, our team of enforcement and investigative specialists is uniquely positioned to help clients navigate government scrutiny while mitigating business and reputational risk. Our team includes a former SEC staff member, two former Chairs of the Utah Securities Commission, and a former Assistant Federal Public Defender.

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