Practices & Industries

Practices

Investigations and Regulatory Compliance

Bachman, Craig D.

Bachman, Craig D.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2120
bachmanc@lanepowell.com
Bashford, Jonathon

Bashford, Jonathon

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7127
bashfordj@lanepowell.com
Beneski, Kristin

Beneski, Kristin

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7075
beneskik@lanepowell.com
Bradley, Katheryn

Bradley, Katheryn

Shareholder
Seattle/Anchorage
206.223.7399
bradleyk@lanepowell.com
Brecher, Aaron P.

Brecher, Aaron P.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7723
brechera@lanepowell.com
Davis, Claire Loebs

Davis, Claire Loebs

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7060
davisc@lanepowell.com
DeFoe, Brian B.

DeFoe, Brian B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7948
defoeb@lanepowell.com
Duffy, Barbara J.

Duffy, Barbara J.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7944
duffyb@lanepowell.com
Finkelstein, Bret A.

Finkelstein, Bret A.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7033
finkelsteinb@lanepowell.com
Greene, Douglas W.

Greene, Douglas W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.6103
greened@lanepowell.com
Malkin, Harold

Malkin, Harold

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7277
malkinh@lanepowell.com
Mericle, John L.

Mericle, John L.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.223.7073
mericlej@lanepowell.com
Morgan, Michael E.

Morgan, Michael E.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7013
morganm@lanepowell.com
Petranovich, Milo

Petranovich, Milo

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2114
petranovichm@lanepowell.com
Reddy, Vamshi

Reddy, Vamshi

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2169
reddyv@lanepowell.com
Sands, Darin M.

Sands, Darin M.

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
503.778.2117
sandsd@lanepowell.com
Spellman, David C.

Spellman, David C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7392
spellmand@lanepowell.com
Washburn, Taylor

Washburn, Taylor

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7743
washburnt@lanepowell.com
Wells, Christopher B.

Wells, Christopher B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7084
wellsc@lanepowell.com
Wilson, Erin M.

Wilson, Erin M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7432
wilsonem@lanepowell.com

Lane Powell’s Investigations and Regulatory Compliance Team represents individuals and corporations in a broad range of government investigations and state and federal criminal and civil proceedings. Areas of special emphasis include:

  • White-collar criminal and civil defense from investigation through trial;
  • Internal investigations and audits triggered by regulatory enforcement actions;
  • Investigations to assess regulatory compliance; and
  • Compliance programs to address newly promulgated regulations.

Our team members frequently appear before courts and agencies throughout the country in a wide variety of matters and at all stages of proceedings. They regularly represent subjects and targets of investigations and prosecutions, as well as witnesses in matters involving allegations of:

  • Health care and other government program and procurement fraud;
  • Conspiracy;
  • Tax evasion;
  • Improper payments to foreign governments;
  • Computer crime;
  • Money laundering;
  • Bank and bankruptcy fraud;
  • Antitrust;
  • Unfair or deceptive trade practices;
  • Securities fraud;
  • Mail and wire fraud; and
  • Prescription drug diversion and related record-keeping failures.

An effective white-collar practice requires collaboration with specialists in many different fields. Lane Powell’s ability to draw from its related experiences in taxation, immigration, securities, health care and civil litigation permit it to assemble a powerful defense team, often led by former federal and state prosecutors and regulators. Indeed, the group has been highly ranked in the U.S. News and Best Lawyers annual “Best Law Firms” survey for their work defending white-collar matters.

On the regulatory compliance side—both in response to government enforcement action and to proactive and reactive client requests—our attorneys often lead high-stakes internal investigations, fraud and abuse audits, sensitive background investigations, and forensic financial and other analyses. They also have considerable experience designing compliance programs to address claimed shortcomings and “findings” identified by internal or external business operations reviews.

Finally, our attorneys are recognized for their in-depth knowledge of insurance fraud investigations, and routinely provide advice and litigation services to sophisticated insurance carriers and self-insureds involving suspicious insurance claims. The Firm also has significant experience analyzing bad-faith allegations by claimants related to:

  • Commercial fraud;
  • Arson-for-profit;
  • Auto theft and auto shop fraud;
  • Staged accidents;
  • Exaggerated bodily injury claims; and
  • Suspicious or inflated property losses.

Investigations and Regulatory Compliance

Bachman, Craig D.

Bachman, Craig D.

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2120
bachmanc@lanepowell.com
Bashford, Jonathon

Bashford, Jonathon

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7127
bashfordj@lanepowell.com
Beneski, Kristin

Beneski, Kristin

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7075
beneskik@lanepowell.com
Bradley, Katheryn

Bradley, Katheryn

Shareholder
Seattle/Anchorage
206.223.7399
bradleyk@lanepowell.com
Brecher, Aaron P.

Brecher, Aaron P.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7723
brechera@lanepowell.com
Davis, Claire Loebs

Davis, Claire Loebs

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7060
davisc@lanepowell.com
DeFoe, Brian B.

DeFoe, Brian B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7948
defoeb@lanepowell.com
Duffy, Barbara J.

Duffy, Barbara J.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7944
duffyb@lanepowell.com
Finkelstein, Bret A.

Finkelstein, Bret A.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7033
finkelsteinb@lanepowell.com
Greene, Douglas W.

Greene, Douglas W.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.6103
greened@lanepowell.com
Malkin, Harold

Malkin, Harold

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7277
malkinh@lanepowell.com
Mericle, John L.

Mericle, John L.

Counsel to the Firm
Seattle
206.223.7073
mericlej@lanepowell.com
Morgan, Michael E.

Morgan, Michael E.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7013
morganm@lanepowell.com
Petranovich, Milo

Petranovich, Milo

Shareholder
Portland
503.778.2114
petranovichm@lanepowell.com
Reddy, Vamshi

Reddy, Vamshi

Attorney
Portland
503.778.2169
reddyv@lanepowell.com
Sands, Darin M.

Sands, Darin M.

Shareholder
Seattle/Portland
503.778.2117
sandsd@lanepowell.com
Spellman, David C.

Spellman, David C.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7392
spellmand@lanepowell.com
Washburn, Taylor

Washburn, Taylor

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7743
washburnt@lanepowell.com
Wells, Christopher B.

Wells, Christopher B.

Shareholder
Seattle
206.223.7084
wellsc@lanepowell.com
Wilson, Erin M.

Wilson, Erin M.

Attorney
Seattle
206.223.7432
wilsonem@lanepowell.com

Investigations and Regulatory Compliance

Representative Matters

  • A major manufacturer in connection with U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) international price-fixing investigation.
  • Numerous targets in offshore banking and tax-evasion investigations by the DOJ/IRS Criminal Investigation Division.
  • The former international marketing director of a foreign currency exchange company.
  • A large medical research center in connection with SEC and DOJ investigations.
  • The chief engineer of an ocean-going vessel targeted in a water pollution investigation led by the EPA and U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Numerous nursing homes, home health agencies and other health care providers accused of health care fraud, as well as ensuring their ongoing regulatory compliance with Medicare and Medicaid laws.
  • A real estate appraiser and loan officer in connection with a large-scale fraud prosecution, resulting in non-prosecution agreements.
  • A target of an antitrust investigation alleging an international trading cartel originating in China.
  • A target of an Internet fraud investigation initiated by the SEC and FTC.
  • A pension fund investment advisor prosecuted for mail, wire and ERISA fraud.
  • An assisted-living facility developer charged with multiple federal health care fraud charges.

Investigations and Regulatory Compliance

Date
05.25.2016
05.09.2016
04.14.2016
04.07.2016
03.28.2016
08.17.2015
02.25.2015
11.04.2014
08.18.2014
07.09.2014
06.13.2014
11.01.2013
08.15.2013
07.10.2013
06.14.2013
11.01.2012
08.28.2012
07.10.2012
07.11.2011
11.11.2010

Investigations and Regulatory Compliance

Date
04.01.2016
03.26.2015
02.19.2015
09.16.2013
06.21.2013
03.12.2013
02.13.2013
11.15.2012
04.07.2011
03.17.2010
01.05.2010
12.14.2009
09.03.2009
08.19.2009
06.13.2008
11.06.2007
09.01.2001