White Collar, Sanctions Criminal Defense & Corporate Investigations

We can assist in all facets of complex litigation. Our lawyers’ strategy is to help you obtain an optimal outcome, be it in white collar defense, sanctions (IEEPA/TWEA/OFAC) criminal defense, tax controversy, data privacy, or general civil litigation as efficiently as possible. Akrivis assists clients in developing critical litigation strategies and provide a full range of legal representation at every stage of the matter.  We help to mitigate damages and exposure to liability in government investigations, and defend clients before government agencies, administrative boards, and in federal courts.

Corporate Compliance

We also represent clients in international litigation and compliance.  The firm has a robust regulatory compliance practice. We aim to reduce clients’ exposure to liability on multiple levels and assist clients with due diligence compliance programs to prevent or mitigate losses.  For example, we can assist clients with compliance with:

  • International Trade Sanctions, Export Control, and Customs Regulations
  • Anti-Money Laundering laws (AML)
  • Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HIPAA HITECH)

Akrivis is well versed in corporate investigations, which are often a critical factor in mitigating penalties and devising sound compliance programs.

White Collar / Trade Sanctions and FCPA Defense

Akrivis attorneys have a breadth of experience representing clients in white collar defense matters at state and federal levels.  Government investigations can quickly lead to criminal investigations and prosecutions for companies and individuals where regulators and prosecutors interpret the facts surrounding regulatory violations to be clear, regardless of whether such actions were intentional or innocent. As such, we will work to mitigate exposure to liability and defend against prosecution. We assist clients with criminal defense in U.S. trade sanctions / embargo violations, anti-corruption (FCPA) matters, securities, mail and wire fraud, insurance fraud, customs and import and export violations, tax fraud, conspiracy, money laundering, health care fraud, and most other matters that have been the focus of white collar investigations.

Akrivis represents its clients in a host of other white collar matters before government agencies and the courts concerning fraud or other non-compliance allegations or regulatory violations, drawing on our very strong and renown sanctions, export control, and general trade compliance background. Our white collar practice is complemented by our robust sanctions & trade regulatory practice, enabling us to defend clients in myriad complex trade cases. Our robust trade and sanctions compliance practice and experience enables us to provide competent representation in the U.S. PATRIOT Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and trade sanctions investigations and litigation matters.  Among our work is defense in matters arising from alleged violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the Trading with the Enemy Act (TWEA), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including more specifically issues related to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), as well as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), all of which are commonly dealt with in sanctions and security-related defense matters

Data Privacy & Cyber Security

Managing data privacy and security risks are imperative to a corporation’s success in nearly every industry today. Navigating data privacy compliance is tough and demanding. Every industry has unique data protection requirements, and internal and external threats. Regulations are vast and overlapping, and the risks are very significant.  Industry specific regulations, such as HIPAA HITECH, Dodd-Frank, U.S. PATRIOT Act, and energy related policies such as Smart Grid and other related regulations are complex. Looking globally, foreign jurisdictions, such as the European Union, often have more stringent privacy laws than the US, or provide little to no data privacy protection.

Akrivis attorneys are intimately experienced with training and compliance programs, investigations, assessments and identification of breaches and advising on compliance decisions as a result of those breaches, and with mitigation of losses or defense before regulators and prosecutors. Our attorneys have experience in both the public and private sectors with state and federal data privacy regulations, and with complex international investigations involving data privacy and security, and civil and criminal defense.