Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s government investigations and white-collar practice work closely with our government contracts lawyers to represent clients in procurement fraud matters under the civil False Claims Act (FCA), and related issues involving federal government contracts including qui tam and Whistleblower claims. Led by a former DoD Inspector General attorney and Federal prosecutor, Ellis Bennett, and former United States Department of Justice’s General Crimes and Frauds Sections and the New York State Attorney General’s Office of the Special Prosecutor, Stephen Graeff, our team’s acumen is unequaled.

Our procurement fraud attorneys help clients at each stage of a case by:

  • Conducting internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients and assist in the preparation of investigative reports;
  • Establishing compliance programs to help avoid government actions;
  • Formulating strategies and respond to informal requests for information, document subpoenas, and search warrants;
  • Representing clients who are targets, subjects, or witnesses in governmental actions and proceedings to ensure that their legal rights are not compromised;
  • Counselling on mandatory disclosure obligations concerning problems discovered during an internal audit;
  • Preparing clients for testimony before Congress or select intelligence committees;
  • Managing communications and advocating for clients to the government agents and investigators; and
  • Litigating fraud allegations in both criminal and civil proceedings.

DBL’s white-collar lawyers do everything possible to preserve, protect and defend its clients’ business interests and individual rights, reputations and livelihoods. In providing counsel concerning investigative interviews, subpoenas, search warrants, civil investigative demands and related allegations of impropriety, protection of your civil rights and liberties is our priority.  At the outset, our lawyers focus primarily on obtaining a dismissal of criminal charges and claims in the early stages of a criminal case or investigation. Often, this effort is accompanied by a corporate internal investigation of the facts and circumstances relating to the issue. In the event a successful early resolution is not possible, our defense lawyers have vast trial experience having served as counsel in many trials as both government prosecutors and defense attorneys. Our attorneys have the distinct advantage of having served in the same role in the past as the prosecutors our attorneys face. This provides a unique perspective and insight which gives our attorneys a decided advantage.

Our experience includes:

  • Antitrust Violations
  • Bank Fraud
  • Business Competition Issues
  • Civil Fraud, Qui Tam and Whistleblower Actions
  • Communications Enforcement & Compliance
  • Congressional Investigations and Oversight
  • Contract Issues
  • Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions
  • False Claims Act/Fraud Actions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Violations
  • Government Contracts/Procurement Fraud
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Immigration Fraud
  • Internal Investigations and Compliance Programs
  • International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) Violations
  • Money Laundering/Financial Structuring Investigations
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • National Security/Security Clearance Investigations
  • Securities Enforcement and Litigation
  • United States Senate Subcommittee Investigations

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