Ethics Compliance, Investigations and Whistleblower Response

Description

Compliance Solutions

Ogletree Deakins provides clients with innovative and business-oriented solutions to compliance issues across every facet of labor and employment law. Our lawyers work with clients to design effective compliance measures, assist in audits and investigations, and defend clients in relation to compliance as well as retaliation claims.

The rapid expansion of additional legislation and regulation related to employee anti-retaliation protections, especially for whistleblowing activities across a number of industries, requires that clients be able to access immediately lawyers with very specific and sophisticated knowledge and experience in counseling, investigating, and litigating under these laws.

Ogletree Deakins’ Ethics Compliance, Investigations and Whistleblower Response Practice Group works with clients in handling compliance issues, investigations, and other matters arising under the panoply of laws related to whistleblower activities, including the following: False Claims Act; Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Consumer Financial Protection Improvement Act; Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act; Energy Reorganization Act; Occupational Safety and Health Act; Mine Safety and Health Act; Wendell H. Ford Aviation and Reform Act for the 21st Century; Pipeline Safety Improvement Act; Surface Transportation Assistance Act; Toxic Substances Control Act; Solid Waste Disposal Act; Federal Water Pollution Control Act; and Clean Air Act.

Experience and Proactive Assistance

Our lawyers have deep experience representing clients in whistleblower matters. This includes the representation of clients in False Claims Act whistleblower retaliation and qui tam cases; Sarbanes-Oxley investigations and litigation; Dodd-Frank investigations; Occupational Safety and Health Act retaliation investigations and litigation; and investigations and litigation under other industry-specific anti-retaliation laws.

We are able to assist clients in connection with:

  • Training
  • Counseling
  • Audits
  • Policy design and review
  • Procedure design and review
  • Document retention design and review
  • Internal investigations
  • Agency representation
  • Litigation and appeals

Effective Handling of Sensitive Matters

Our lawyers work with our clients directly, as well as with corporate compliance counsel and appropriate subject matter experts, to ensure compliance, thorough and responsible investigations, and vigorous and effective defense of claims related to these laws. We work with clients to solve highly-sensitive situations involving key executives and assist clients in managing comprehensive workplace crises. Our excellent working relationships and track record of credibility with investigative and enforcement agencies work to our clients’ benefit in these sensitive and high-profile matters of central concern to their businesses.

In addition, our lawyers are mindful that every whistleblower complaint carries the risk of a subsequent retaliation claim. Accordingly, our practice group lawyers can assist our clients in developing best practices for responding to the challenges of managing a whistleblowing investigation to manage that risk successfully and assist our clients in following those practices in real time.

Attorneys

Name Offices Contact Practice Groups
Larry K. Amburgey
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2154
f: 503-224-4518
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Thomas D. Arn
Shareholder
Phoenix p: 602-778-3702
f: 602-778-3750
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John C. Artz
Shareholder
Pittsburgh p: 412-394-3342
f: 412-232-1799
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Melissa A. Bailey
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0265
f: 202-887-0866
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Charles B. Baldwin
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2140
f: 317-916-9076
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Robert M. Bisanar
Of Counsel
Charlotte p: 704-405-3118
f: 704-342-4379
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Mark H. Burak
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5721
f: 617-994-5701
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Carson G. Burnham
Shareholder
Boston p: 617-994-5733
f: 617-994-5701
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Margaret H. Campbell
Shareholder
Atlanta p: 404-870-1706
f: 404-870-1732
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John Richard Carrigan
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4406
f: 205-328-6000
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Dinah L. Choi
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0263
f: 202-887-0866
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Matthew C. Cooper
Associate
Denver p: 303-764-6822
f: 303-831-9246
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Michael H. Cramer
Shareholder
Chicago p: 312-558-1240
f: 312-807-3619
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Amanda Bolliger Crespo
Associate
Portland p: 503-552-2155
f: 503-224-4518
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Christopher W. Deering
Shareholder
Birmingham p: 205-714-4431
f: 205-328-6000
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William K. Doran
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0246
f: 202-887-0866
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Theresa Donahue Egler
Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-630-2309
f: 973-656-1611
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Elizabeth A. Falcone
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2166
f: 503-224-4518
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James H. Fowles, III
Shareholder
Columbia p: 803-252-1300
f: 803-254-6517
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Dennis C. Gardner
Of Counsel
Houston p: 713-655-5766
f: 713-655-0020
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L. Gray Geddie, Jr.
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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John Gerak
Shareholder
Cleveland p: 216-241-6100
f: 216-357-4733
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Denise E. Giraudo
Associate
Washington p: 202-263-0245
f: 202-887-0866
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John C. Glancy
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Michael T. Heenan
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0277
f: 202-887-0866
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Thomas L. Henderson
Shareholder
Memphis p: 901-766-4317
f: 901-767-7411
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Russell W. Jackson
Associate
Memphis p: 901-766-4308
f: 901-767-7411
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C. Matthew Keen
Shareholder
Raleigh p: 919-789-3162
f: 919-783-9412
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Dawn M. Knepper
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7938
f: 714-754-1298
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Leah C. Lively
Shareholder
Portland p: 503-552-2142
f: 503-224-4518
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Margaret S. Lopez
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0244
f: 202-887-0866
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Mark N. Mallery
Shareholder
New Orleans p: 504-648-3848
f: 504-648-3859
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Sharon P. Margello
Shareholder
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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Anthony L. Martin
Shareholder
Las Vegas p: 702-369-6801
f: 702-369-6888
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Kerry S. Martin
Shareholder
Phoenix p: 602-778-3715
f: 602-778-3750
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Charles E. McDonald, III
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Carl K. Morrison
Shareholder
Memphis p: 901-766-4319
f: 901-767-7411
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Robert R. Niccolini
Shareholder
Washington p: 202-263-0241
f: 202-887-0866
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Steven F. Pockrass
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2172
f: 317-916-9076
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Robert A. Sar
Shareholder
Raleigh p: 919-789-3160
f: 919-783-9412
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Robert F. Seidler, Jr.
Shareholder
Indianapolis p: 317-916-2115
f: 317-916-9076
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Evan J. Shenkman
Senior Knowledge Management Counsel
Morristown p: 973-656-1600
f: 973-656-1611
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Jack S. Sholkoff
Shareholder
Los Angeles p: 213-438-1281
f: 213-239-9045
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Charles T. Speth, II
Shareholder
Columbia p: 803-252-1300
f: 803-254-6517
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Tracey L. Truesdale
Of Counsel
Chicago p: 312-558-1245
f: 312-807-3619
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Vince M. Verde
Shareholder
Orange County p: 714-800-7905
f: 714-754-1298
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Madison Baker Wyche, III
Shareholder
Greenville p: 864-271-1300
f: 864-235-8806
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Stephen C. Yohay
Shareholder
Las Vegas p: 702-791-7600
f: 702-369-6888
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Kevin D. Zwetsch
Shareholder
Tampa p: 813-221-7248
f: 813-289-6530
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