(June 30, 2020, Washington, DC) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the Investigations and Enforcement Blog, a joint effort between the firm's white-collar and international regulation and compliance lawyers. The blog offers original, up-to-date and practical insights from Steptoe lawyers around the globe.
Recognizing the sometimes-bewildering number of legal developments, Steptoe's lawyers offer digestible and up-to-date analyses of the most significant global developments in government investigations and enforcement policy and practice in areas ranging from anti-bribery/anticorruption, antitrust/cartels, and securities law violations to False Claims Act/procurement fraud, intellectual property theft, and congressional/parliamentary investigations.
With decades of experience helping clients navigate the complexities and mitigate the risks associated with internal and government investigations and enforcement actions, the multi-disciplinary global team also offers practical insights on cross-border investigations and enforcement developments arising out of the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia. They consider how developments in data privacy laws, protection of attorney-client privilege and criminal procedure shape best practices in investigation and enforcement matters.
For five consecutive years, Global Investigations Review has ranked Steptoe among the world's top 30 best firms for international investigations, and the white-collar team is among the most well-respected and preeminent in the United States. Steptoe has earned a reputation as a go-to firm for boards, audit and special committees, and companies, as well as individuals, in need of outside counsel to handle government investigations, sensitive internal investigations, and civil and criminal enforcement actions, particularly multi-jurisdictional investigations.
The lawyers regularly represent public and private companies in investigations and proceedings brought by government agencies in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe, and also act as defense counsel for individuals in criminal and civil litigation, including trials. The team excels in conducting complex, multi-jurisdictional investigations and enforcement actions while maintaining focus on the key issues under review and, at all times, being sensitive to the costs, disruptions and collateral consequences that may arise.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.