Government Investigations and White Collar Crime

Corporations and individuals face ever-expanding federal, state, and international regulation and more aggressive and sophisticated government enforcement, particularly in the areas of healthcare, financial services, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act. Further complicating matters, these government investigations often arise in conjunction with state and federal administrative investigations and/or civil litigation.

Pierson Law has extensive experience successfully representing clients across this full spectrum of criminal, civil and administrative legal proceedings.  Drawing on Ms. Pierson’s vast experience as both a former federal prosecutor and as a proven litigator at several prestigious Atlanta law firms (see here for more), the firm assists clients in conducting internal investigations and compliance audits, responding to federal grand jury and federal regulatory subpoenas from the Department of Justice, handling grand jury proceedings and search warrants, negotiating with federal and state prosecutors and other regulators, and advocating for clients in jury trials and, when necessary, at sentencing.  Pierson Law regularly interacts with federal and state agencies, including the DOJ, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the SEC, the Georgia Department of Community Health, and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Pierson Law also has significant experience defending clients in compliance audits, as well as civil and administrative litigation that may be filed by the Department of Justice, the Georgia Attorney General’s Office, by other state and federal agencies or by private parties, including civil fraud suits, qui tam or whistleblower actions under the False Claims Act, licensure investigations and challenges by the Georgia Composite Medical Board, and federal and state program suspension and debarment issues.  Pierson Law also regularly assists clients in connection with  federal and state regulatory compliance and other matters.

Pierson Law’s clients in government investigations, civil litigation and administrative proceedings include large and small businesses; professional corporation; financial institutions and their employees; corporate officers, directors and employees; and medical professionals. Pierson Law’s substantial experience in dealing with various types of matters at the federal, state, and administrative level throughout the United States includes the following:

Healthcare // Medicare // Medicaid // False Claims Act// FCPA // Banking // Financial Industry // Money Laundering // Political Corruption // Professional Licensure //