Corporate Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement

In today’s world economy, a broader business marketplace means that the fine line between best practices, industry customs and rules of law can often become blurred. The free-wheeling growth of corporate America and the general globalization of business has brought about the expanded reach of federal law. As a result, we at Benesch are prepared to represent our clients on a myriad of related issues. Whether it is the far-reaching enforcement powers of the United States Department of Justice through the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the aggressive and increased activities of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to go after corporate executives and companies, or the use of the False Claims Act by federal regulators to bring healthcare fraud actions, Benesch is prepared for and capable of responding to the full breadth of civil and/or criminal actions that can be brought against individuals and entities in today’s legal environment. Our Corporate Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement (CCRE) Practice Group services clients in a two-tiered approach. In addition to providing proactive counsel about best practices and policies that help a client guard against legal pitfalls, we also defend clients against internal and/or external attacks and claims. Benesch’s multi-disciplinary team of attorneys is prepared to work with and for our clients to keep their businesses and visions moving forward.

The CCRE Practice Group at Benesch services clients with local, national and global interests. In light of the increasing volume of securities litigation, investigations of corporate officers and executives, globalization of business, and tightening and strengthening of federal regulations regarding business practices in general, the CCRE Practice Group is prepared to partner with clients as both counselors and practitioners-advocates. The group’s focus is largely on compliance matters, and counseling clients on ways to avoid potential pitfalls and trouble areas that can detrimentally affect a company or executive. We act as our clients’ first-responder and defender when conducting internal investigations, responding to subpoenas, or defending against other legal and regulatory actions which can penetrate a company's walls, or an executive's personal life.

Our team has the background necessary to assist our clients in the following areas:

  • Responses to environmental investigations and prosecutions
  • Responses to Grand Jury subpoenas or subpoenas duces tecum
  • Responses to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) investigations
  • Responses to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations and inquiries
  • Responses to misconduct claims
  • Conducting internal assessments
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Responses to SEC investigations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigations
  • Corporate ethics /Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance and disclosure issues
  • Multi-front litigation
  • Health care enforcement
  • D&O and other insurance issues