Government Agency Audits and Investigations

For decades, the firm has advised and represented employers at all stages of federal and state government audits and investigations. We serve our clients in internal compliance audits, agency audits and investigations, enforcement proceedings, and litigation. We have assisted our clients in agency investigations and audits before agencies such as the State and Federal Departments of Labor, IRS, workers’ compensation, OSHA, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), among others. Our goal at each stage of an audit or investigation is to assist our clients to navigate the often complex regulations and agency requirements to achieve the best possible outcome.

We know that investigations and audits can be stressful, time-consuming and distracting, monopolizing the time of key personnel needed to run our clients’ businesses. To minimize this disruption, many of our clients have sought our services for internal compliance audits or to intervene early during agency audits or inspections. Our early involvement enables our clients and us to respond to audits and investigations more quickly and efficiently.

If a government agency audit or investigation results in findings of violations or fines that cannot be satisfactorily resolved informally, we represent clients in litigation over the alleged violations or fines. We have a strong success record doing so. Our combination of litigation strength and historical and practical knowledge of the regulatory and agency requirements enables us to steer our clients successfully through government inquiries.