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White Collar Defense And Corporate Investigation Services

At Zagrans Law Firm LLC, we understand the intricacies involved in corporate law. We provide valuable representation to individuals, corporations and corporate employees charged with white collar or corporate crimes, as well as civil and criminal proceedings involving FINRA, the SEC, DOJ and other state and federal government entities.

Lead attorney Eric Zagrans has over 45 years of experience representing clients in Columbus, throughout Ohio and nationwide. Eric’s AV Preeminent* peer-reviewed status is a testament to his high-quality work, which he cultivated at prominent law firms before choosing to deliver that same level of sophisticated service in our more intimate firm setting. His comprehensive experience with complex business and litigation issues in both state and federal courts makes him a formidable ally in any legal challenge.

Navigating White Collar Defenses And Corporate Legalities

When it comes to corporate investigations and white-collar defense, the stakes are high, and the legal landscape can be daunting. Companies facing allegations of misconduct, fraud or regulatory violations require a deft touch and thorough understanding of the law. An attorney’s role is crucial in these scenarios, providing the necessary insight to conduct thorough investigations, construct solid defenses, and ensure that a company’s rights and interests are protected.

At Zagrans Law Firm LLC, we have the experience needed to handle sensitive investigations, respond to government inquiries, and defend against charges that could impact your business’s future. With our guidance, companies can confidently address legal issues head-on and maintain their integrity and standing in the business community.

Corporate Governance And Internal Investigations

When you face a potential compliance or liability concern, you need to take immediate action to protect yourself. At Zagrans Law Firm LLC, we recognize that a thorough analysis of data through interviews and analysis of information is crucial in order to better position our client with regulators and law enforcement officials.

Zagrans Law Firm LLC provides advice and counseling on corporate law concerns or compliance activities that may lead to criminal charges. We have counseled numerous corporate and individual clients concerning criminal law exposure, the implementation of compliance programs consistent with federal sentencing guidelines, the resolution of problems concerning asset forfeiture, and issues relating to suspension and debarment from government contracting.

We also assist boards of directors and board committees, special committees and general counsels to conduct internal investigations into possible irregularities, including allegations of accounting and other improprieties raised by government enforcement agencies or whistleblowers.

Providing Guidance On Director And Officer Liability

A corporate director or an officer has a fiduciary duty both to the company and its shareholders. This is a higher level of responsibility than an employee of the company has. For example, an officer or director must act in good faith for the benefit of the business, must refrain from self-dealing, and must make decisions on an educated basis and in the honest belief that the action is in the best interests of the company.

At Zagrans Law Firm LLC, our team is skilled in responding to claims of corporate directors and officer liability in lawsuits initiated by shareholders and by third parties. Our lawyer has defended directors and officers against allegations of personal liability arising from a variety of circumstances and corporate litigation.

False Claims, Qui Tam And SEC Whistleblower Guidance

Under the federal False Claims Act, a whistleblower can file a lawsuit for defrauding the government against a defendant without fear of retaliation. In a Qui Tam lawsuit, the suit is filed under seal to enable the government to conduct an investigation without the defendant knowing. The case becomes unsealed when the government joins the lawsuit.

The False Claims Act covers a wide range of fraudulent actions, including conspiracy claims and mischarge and overcharge claims. Having a team of experienced False Claims Act attorneys on your side from start to finish is the best way to ensure that you follow the False Claims Act’s whistleblower rules and receive whistleblower protection.

Understanding The Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002

The SOX Act contains required disclosures and rules for publicly traded companies and for companies who are preparing to go public. It provides employees protections against retaliation by public companies named in the Act because the employee provided information to the employer, a Federal agency, or Congress relating to alleged violations of Federal laws concerning fraud or securities rules and regulations.

At Zagrans Law Firm LLC, we have advised corporate clients and individuals regarding compliance with SOX rules and conducted an investigation that disclosed violations of which clients were unaware. Oftentimes, individuals who have been subpoenaed or may be targets of SEC investigations have sought our counsel for preparation and accompaniment before the SEC.

Partner With Zagrans Law Firm LLC For Help Protecting Your Interests

If your business is navigating the complex waters of white collar defense or corporate investigations, trust Zagrans Law Firm LLC to lead the way. We encourage you to reach out to us by calling 440-452-7100 or by submitting an inquiry through our online contact form. Let us provide the diligent and effective representation your company deserves.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.