Navigating Complex and Ever-Changing Regulatory Landscapes
The attorneys in HMBR’s Government Investigations and Regulatory Affairs practice deliver proactive and reliable counsel to clients facing complex and shifting regulatory challenges. Our legal team assists organizations with their regulatory and compliance efforts across a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on clients in the education and health care fields. We combine a keen awareness of industry practices with a comprehensive understanding of the legal requirements specific to our clients’ operations to help entities effectively address compliance issues at the federal, state and local levels. Attorneys in our practice have also been appointed by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to monitor compliance efforts associated with consent decrees between the DOE and higher education institutions across the country.
Taking a Proactive Approach to Compliance
At HMBR, our attorneys provide the support and direction our clients need to keep their day-to-day and long-term operations in compliance with an increasingly complex myriad of laws and regulations. We take a preventative approach to compliance counseling aimed at helping our clients identify and resolve potential issues before they become the target of a government investigation. Our work frequently involves working one-on-one with clients to formulate institutional protocols and procedures that meet regulatory requirements. We also monitor new legislation and other legal developments to ensure that our clients are taking appropriate steps to adapt to regulatory changes that impact their operations.
Helping Clients Fulfill Obligations Under Compliance Plans
While our objective is to help clients avoid regulatory scrutiny, we recognize that any organization can make a mistake and find itself the subject of a government investigation. In such situations, our attorneys steer our clients through every step of the investigation, working to resolve issues as quickly and effectively as possible. Once an investigation is complete, our team continues to work closely with our clients to ensure they are satisfying all requirements outlined in the compliance plan.