Ever-increasing governmental regulation and enforcement makes paramount the need for comprehensive compliance counseling and regulatory advice to avoid enforcement actions whenever possible. Working in conjunction with Robinson+Cole's business lawyers, our defense lawyers regularly conduct internal investigations for public and private companies and their boards on a wide spectrum of compliance matters, including issues implicated by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Our compliance experience helps us to assist companies with auditing existing compliance programs, developing document retention policies, conducting compliance education and training, and implementing internal reporting protocols, including compliance hotlines.
But our experience goes far beyond the investigatory stage and compliance programs. The lawyers in our group have decades of experience defending their clients in state and federal court. While many large firms have recently developed criminal defense practices, Robinson+Cole has a long tradition of trying cases that need to be tried to protect our clients' interests. Our recent trial experience includes allegations of antitrust, government contracting fraud, tax fraud, mail and wire fraud, public corruption, and environmental offenses, as well as non-white-collar offenses, such as murder and assault. In this practice area, as in the other areas of our litigation practices, our lawyers are recognized for trying cases. Indeed, state and federal judges regularly appoint our lawyers to represent the indigent, and the federal court also has appointed our lawyers to the administrative committee that oversees the provision of legal services to the indigent in Connecticut.