Area of focus

Government Investigations

Higher education institutions are subject to multiple laws, rules, and regulations covering every aspect of their mission. Oversight is becoming increasingly aggressive and the stakes are high.

We bring decades of experience in dealing with investigations, whether government-initiated, in response to whistleblower...

Representative experience

Represented one of the nation’s leading research institutions in a False Claims Act investigation focusing on more than US$1bn of charges to federal grants.

Persuaded DOJ to decline intervention in a qui tam case filed against a public university. Subsequently, obtained dismissal of the relator’s case.

Persuaded the Justice Department to decline intervention in a qui tam suit filed against a public university alleging effort reporting irregularities associated with NIH grants.

Represented for-profit education company in state attorney general and Federal Trade Commission investigations relating to advertising and marketing practices.

Publications

CFA gives a broad interpretation to the meaning of "agent" under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance

In a recent bribery case[1] involving a "connected transaction" under the Hong Kong Listing Rules, the Court of Final Appeal ("CFA") has confirmed that the term "agent" will be interpreted...

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Publications

Activities and supervisory authorities catalogue is published: uncertainty remains

Following the release of the Registration Procedures for Representative Offices and Record-Filing for the Temporary Activities of Foreign Non-Governmental Organisations Guidelines on 28...

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