Practice Areas

Government Investigations, Prosecutions & Enforcement Actions

Ashcroft is world-renowned for its role and capabilities in handling delicate, high-profile investigations and for the caliber of its Government Investigations, Prosecutions and Enforcement Actions practice. When our clients are faced with enforcement actions, government investigations, or potential prosecution, Ashcroft reacts with speed and precision. We help our clients navigate crisis situations while embedding a code of ethics and integrity throughout their organizations.

Our record of principled leadership and action has led the Firm to be selected to serve in the following compliance and investigation-related capacities:

  • United Nations Independent Professional Ethics and Internal Compliance Expert;
  • World Bank Group Integrity Office Compliance Advisor / Monitor;
  • United States Department of Justice Third Party Monitor;
  • United States Department of Justice Independent Review Organization;
  • Office of Thrift Supervision Independent Review Consultant;
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Independent Review Consultant; and
  • U.S. Trustee selected Corporate Governance, Special Investigations, and International Regulatory Consultant.

We represent boards of directors, CEOs, management, corporations and individuals both domestically and abroad in connection with a broad range of enforcement actions, as well as internal and external investigations. Our role in this capacity is both reactive and anticipatory—we work to resolve immediate problems while simultaneously thinking about long-term remediation efforts and success. Our comprehensive solutions are designed to develop sustainable corporate cultures of compliance to avoid further government action. In cases of bankruptcy, we are qualified to become court-appointed trustees and receivers for our clients; we are also fully equipped to be third party examiners. In the course of government investigations, we have successfully led clients through complex deferred prosecution agreements as independent monitors. In civil cases, we assist clients in the capacity of a Civil Investigative Demand Response Team.