Protecting Clients Facing Office of Inspector General Investigations
The attorneys in our Government Investigations and Regulatory Affairs Practice are well-positioned to advocate for clients subject to Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations. Our lawyers work with government employees, corporate officers and directors, government contractors and other individuals who are being investigated for fraud, theft, improper use of government resources and other alleged wrongdoing by the OIGs of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and other federal and state offices of the inspector general. We understand the sensitive nature of these types of proceedings and provide highly focused representation at each stage of the investigation, including appeals of negative determinations in state and federal court.
Preparing Clients for OIG Investigations
At HMBR, we know that preparation is crucial when a client is subject to a government investigation. Our lawyers work one-on-one with our clients to ensure they are aware of nature of the investigation and know how to properly respond to questions and inquiries from OIG investigators. Because these types of investigations can result in serious civil and/or criminal charges, our lawyers take quick action to build a comprehensive defense plan aimed at protecting our clients from potential fines, imprisonment and other penalties.
Working to Achieve Practical Resolutions
The attorneys in our practice are well-attuned to the individual needs of our clients and understand that they typically cannot commit the time and resources to see the matter through prolonged litigation. We work to achieve practical resolutions that make sense for our clients as early on as possible. However, should a prompt resolution be unattainable, we are prepared to take the case through all phases of the administrative process and will vigorously appeal an unfavorable outcome before the appropriate court when it is in the best interests of our client to do so.