Enforcement and Investigations

Even the most compliance-oriented companies have problems. Problems can arise anytime, anywhere in the world and sometimes without warning. Baker Botts lawyers are adept at helping companies of all sizes and across a myriad of industries to investigate, evaluate and remediate compliance problems and, where necessary, to defend companies in government enforcement actions in the U.S. and abroad. We conduct investigations on any matter - large or small - that has the potential to raise significant regulatory, litigation, reputational or share price risks.

Clients turn to us to handle complex problems for our experience, our judgment, our ability to anticipate issues and our candid advice. We conduct targeted and appropriately scoped investigations directed at the issues that are of paramount interest to our clients, and we pride ourselves on practical solutions that avoid unnecessary effort and disruption. We have the judgment and experience to know that some matters present real risk to an enterprise and others can be addressed through remediation. We approach our cases at all times with our client's best interests in mind.

Baker Botts' investigations team brings decades of private sector and senior law enforcement experience. This team includes seasoned lawyers throughout the world, many of whom have held prior federal and state government service positions, including nationally recognized trial lawyers, a former U.S. Attorney, a former Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a former Deputy director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, the former Chief of Enforcement for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), former Assistant U.S. Attorneys, state prosecutors, SEC Enforcement lawyers, and DOJ Environmental Enforcement lawyers.

Our lawyers represent clients in connection with internal investigations, as well as criminal and civil enforcement matters across a range of agencies and on issues relating to, among others:

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