Practice Areas

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Anti-bribery and FCPA Compliance and Defense

WMH lawyers have represented companies and individuals in anti-bribery/FCPA matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. We have also conducted internal investigations based on whistleblower allegations relating to such offenses and helped companies remediate legal problems and strengthen their compliance programs to avoid an occurrence or recurrence of […]

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Antitrust Compliance and Defense

WMH lawyers have represented companies and individuals in matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and state authorities. Through efficient fact gathering and effective advocacy, we have achieved positive results for our clients. Representative Cases Conducted internal investigation for international auto parts manufacturer after Department of Justice subpoena based on alleged price […]

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Commercial Litigation

We know our way around both the courtroom and the negotiating table, fighting hard in every setting for our clients. Our experience as federal prosecutors means we can quickly uncover the true facts and present them in a clear and compelling way that will resonate with a judge and jury. Representative Cases Represented media company […]

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Compliance Counseling

WMH lawyers have counseled corporate clients on an array of regulatory and compliance issues.  We have designed and implemented compliance programs addressing anti-money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), antitrust, political contributions, and other regulatory issues. Representative Cases Currently serve as Member of Independent Monitor of General Motors, appointed in October 2015 by Department of […]

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Congressional Investigations

Representing companies and individuals before Congressional Committees requires an intimate knowledge of process, unfailing adherence to protocol, familiarity with press and public relations, solid interpersonal skills, and the ability to handle strong personalities.  Our strategy of proactive engagement and direct diplomacy has often kept our clients “under the radar,” even in high-profile matters. Representative Cases Represented […]

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Consumer-related Enforcement

As federal and state authorities have developed new tools to address allegedly unfair business practices, we have developed expertise in both plaintiff- and defense-side matters, defending business practices where appropriate and also helping consumers and Attorneys General develop cases. Representative Cases Represented retail bank in connection with New York Attorney General investigation involving allegedly fraudulent […]

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False Claims Act Litigation

At a time when federal and state authorities have deployed unprecedented resources and passed new legislation to root out billing and related fraud against the government, many legitimate businesses have been pulled into sweeping investigations, often based on scant evidence or fanciful theories. At the same time, some businesses continue to use lax governmental oversight […]

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Good Government and Civil Rights Litigation

On behalf of a wide range of clients – including elected officials, community and preservation groups, and classes of underprivileged individuals – we have taken the government to task for misconduct. Our successes have been possible because of thorough research and preparation, extensive evidence gathering, spirited in-court advocacy, and proactive public relations approaches outside the courtroom. […]

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Healthcare

WMH lawyers have handled a wide range of matters in the healthcare industry, both representing plaintiffs and defendants.  Through various types of litigation, our attorneys have developed significant experience in a number of substantive sub-specialties. Representative Cases Represent relator in qui tam action against hospital facility, which alleges violations of billing rules that apply to […]

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Internal Investigations

We have conducted complex internal investigations for some of the world’s leading companies, including in the financial, real estate, health care, industrial, automotive, energy, retail, and entertainment sectors. Many of our investigations required simultaneous investigative work in multiple countries and working in partnership with domestic and foreign enforcement authorities, even when those authorities were working […]

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Real Property and Asset Protection

Property managers and agents can put property and assets at risk through simple negligence, mismanagement, or willful actions. Discovery of wrongful conduct can present unique challenges, as property managers and agents may still be in a position to harm the asset, innocent third parties (such as tenants), or the owner’s good will or reputation. These […]

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SEC Defense

With unprecedented resources, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other marketplace watchdogs have vigorously pursued actions against financial services and investment firms and their owners, managers, and employees. These federal agencies often use the home-court advantage of administrative proceedings to seek various tough sanctions. Even in the most complex, high-profile, and contested matters, we […]

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Trusts & Estates

Estate and gift tax laws are complex and ever-changing. Family relationships can also be complicated. We assist families and individuals to plan for the future by minimizing tax burdens in the transfer of wealth to family members and charities.  From complicated estate plans to simple wills, we provide sophisticated yet practical advice while considering the […]

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White Collar Criminal Defense

Our success is based on a time-tested approach: seek peace but prepare for war. Because our partners are gifted trial attorneys with established reputations, prosecutors take seriously our assessments of evidentiary weaknesses and the threat of us taking a case to trial. However, we are also known as respectful advocates, who “keep the fight in […]

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