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Insurance Governmental Investigations & Internal Reviews

Mayer Brown is renowned for its ability to counsel and defend clients in complex criminal and civil investigations and enforcement proceedings around the world.


In today’s climate of aggressive government investigation and prosecution of alleged business misconduct, Mayer Brown is renowned for its ability to counsel and defend corporate clients — as well as their officers, directors and employees — in complex criminal, civil and administrative investigations and enforcement proceedings anywhere in the world. Using our intimate understanding of the techniques employed by government investigators and the key facts they are trying to uncover, our experienced team has the global resources to provide informed and insightful answers and effective defenses that are designed to avoid or minimize legal exposure.

Our insurance/reinsurance dispute resolution team includes a deep bench of former federal prosecutors and other government officials, seasoned trial lawyers, each with dozens of trials and arbitrations under their belts, and a corps of appellate specialists with a resume of Supreme Court and other appellate experience that is second to none.

While we often take charge of a matter at the first sign of regulatory interest, clients also retain us near the culmination of an investigation to assess their litigation options, to vigorously defend against enforcement proceedings in court or before regulatory tribunals, or to negotiate favorable resolutions. Given our extensive experience with state attorneys general and state insurance departments as well as the US Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and the Office of Foreign Asset Control, we are able to defend all aspects of any criminal or enforcement action, from the onset of an inspection, examination or investigation through the grand jury stage, to the administrative proceeding, trial and appeals.

Mayer Brown’s highly experienced insurance/reinsurance dispute resolution team conducts thorough, insightful and discreet investigations and, where appropriate, identifies internal policies, procedures or practices relevant to the events, details steps that the company may take to prevent future occurrences, and recommends appropriate remedial actions. The members of our team, many of whom are former prosecutors, are versed not only in the techniques of conducting the investigation itself, but also in such critical matters as the voluntary disclosure guidelines of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the strategic considerations arising from parallel government inquiries or private litigation, and communications with employees, auditors and insurance regulators.
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