Due Diligence and Corporate Compliance

To ensure compliance with the myriad regulatory and legal requirements they face every day, and to fulfill third-party demands and due diligence responsibilities associated with mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, businesses require comprehensive, proactive, preventive and defensive legal strategies and solutions. When whistleblower allegations arise, clients likewise need immediate, coordinated legal counsel capable of defending their interests on numerous fronts simultaneously.

The White Collar practice at Troutman Sanders provides full-spectrum legal services to U.S. and non-U.S. companies, helping them develop, implement and manage comprehensive, effective, risk-based compliance program. These programs help our clients detect, prevent and punish unlawful activity and other misconduct by employees, officers, directors and business partners. We also work with clients to conduct appropriate reviews of whistleblower allegations and to take appropriate action.

Our seasoned white collar and government investigations lawyers have extensive U.S. enforcement agency and compliance experience. Prior to joining the firm, members of our team have variously served as federal and state prosecutors, as a Fortune 10 company compliance officer, and as leaders of private-sector compliance program “best practices” initiatives. We have represented businesses from a broad range of industries before international, federal, state and local agencies, helping ensure that their compliance policies and procedures meet applicable regulatory, enforcement and industry standards.

To help clients conduct internal corporate investigations and respond to government agency investigations, we assemble cross-disciplinary teams capable of developing risk-based policies and procedures that proactively address our clients’ legal compliance and defense needs — all without losing sight of our clients’ core values and strategic business goals. Our lawyers have firsthand experience leveraging such compliance programs, internal policies and due diligence activities to help limit or avoid prosecution, mitigate fines and penalties, and prevent reputational harm.

Our compliance program offerings include the following:

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