Corporate Compliance and Risk Management Lawyers
Industries We Serve in Corporate Compliance and Risk Management
Businesses in all sectors must adhere to compliance obligations and face legal risks on a daily basis. We liaise with companies across all industries to assist them in making informed decisions focused on limiting their exposure to liability.
No matter what industry or business sector your company operates within, risks attached to your operations exist that you need to manage. From coming in line with industry-specific federal regulations to protecting the personally identifying information (PII) of your customers or patients, if your company neglects to take the steps required, this negligence can render substantial liability.
For the purpose of establishing compliance and managing your company’s risk effectively, you must rely on advice that is tailored to your company’s unique requirements. This customization should be based on your company’s size, ownership structure, target market, geographic reach, and business sector or industry. At Spodek Law Group, our lawyers, investigators, and consultants come to the table with hundreds of years of combined experience to represent corporate clients in all industries and sectors. We depend upon this experience to give guidance, recommendations, and representation that will reflect every one of the unique aspects of our clients’ businesses.
We Work with Corporate Clients in All Industries and Business Sectors Nationwide
Numerous corporate-level risks are shared by a range of industries. All companies, for example, are subject to federal antitrust and securities laws. Also, all employers live with the daily possibility of being accused of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation from their employees. Nonetheless, there are multiple industry-specific risks as well. Managing such risks effectively necessitates the advice of legal counsel with specific experience in your company’s areas of need.
Our firm’s attorneys, investigators, and consultants have served thousands of clients across the United States, and many of our team members have previous experience as federal prosecutors and federal agents. As a result of this wealth of experience, we have dealt with matters in virtually all major industries, and we are closely familiar with the compliance requirements and legal risks that pose the biggest concerns for our clients. We are capable of effectively and efficiently serving clients in industries and business sectors, including:
Automotive and Transportation
Automobile manufacturers,, mass transit operators,trucking companies road contractors, and other companies in the automotive and transportation industries face a slew of compliance obligations at the federal level. We furnish full-service representation for National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and other federal automotive and transportation compliance issues.
Automotive and transportation companies also have the potential for substantial liability risks connected to personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Efficiently managing these risks necessitates informed decision-making about every detail from corporate structuring and insurance coverage to employee background investigations and supplier due diligence. Our law firm is able to help with proactive accident risk management, accident investigations and civil litigation defense.
Real Estate and Construction
Entities including corporations, partnerships, and real estate investment trusts (REITs) that operate in the construction and real estate industries face great civil liability risks as well. We assist our construction and real estate clients mitigate these risks while also avoiding unnecessary financial burdens and delays due to statutory and regulatory compliance negligence.
Companies selling everything from personal electronics to foods and dietary supplements, are subject to a wide range of federal compliance obligations. Marketing claims that are deceptive and unsubstantiated; recall notifications; and Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) compliance are just a few of the issues that should be addressed, and mitigating exposure due to product liability and negligence-based claims is a critical aspect of effective risk management. Data privacy and security compliance are critical issues for companies that collect consumer data, as well.
Design, Engineering, and Manufacturing
Firms in design, engineering, and manufacturing may find themselves up against a variety of different compliance obligations and risks depending on the particular sectors they serve. We liaise closely with corporate leaders and key personnel at design, engineering, and manufacturing firms to identify their compliance needs and liability risks, and then we assist our clients with the development and implementation of custom-tailored policies and procedures for the purpose of effectively mitigating their liability exposure.
Energy and Utilities
Companies in the energy and utility sector face some of the heaviest compliance burdens of any corporate entities in the United States. Our lawyers, investigators, and consultants work with solar, oil, gas, and other energy companies inclucing alternative energy concerns to identify their risks and manage them to suit.
Indeed, the financial services industry is heavily regulated, particularly in the confines of the consumer finance sector. Our lawyers are available to help banks, lenders, and other financial institutions with respect to all aspects of federal compliance, including Gramm Leach Bliley Act compliance and other situations that fall within the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Because of widespread fraud, waste, and abuse in the realm of government contracting, construction companies, defense contractors, and other corporations that do federal government business are subject to a mountain of compliance obligations and heavy oversight. We have extensive experience representing government contractors with regard to proactive bid and contract compliance. We also serve in the area of federal audits and investigations carrying the risk for substantial liability because of allegations of federal contract fraud.
Our firm’s bread and butter is healthcare compliance. We customarily represent all kinds of healthcare providers with respect to federal compliance, and our senior attorneys and consultants are very familiar with healthcare providers’ extensive and diverse federal compliance needs. If you are launching a new practice and require help developing a compliance program or you need advice or representation with respect to a specific issue under the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, or Medicare or Medicaid billing guidelines, we can help you navigate the waters.
Some of our clients are private companies and investors in private placements and other equity transactions. Such transactions present a multitude of legal and financial risks for parties on both sides. Making legally-sound choices requires much due diligence and meticulous consideration of all of the issues involved.
For non-profit organizations, sustaining their exempt status is one critical aspect of compliance, but it is certainly not the only legal issue that necessitates ongoing attention and active management. We serve numerous companies in the non-profit arena, and we boast extensive experience advising all genres of non-profit corporations regarding federal compliance and risk management.
Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
Companies in this industry are positioned at a unique intersection of federal compliance obligations. In addition to working under the scrutiny of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers must comply with federal healthcare laws in many aspects of their businesses also. With our specific experience in the healthcare sector, we have the ability to provide comprehensive compliance counsel and defense representation for pharmaceutical and medical device companies across the country.
Providers of professional services are subject to myriad legal and ethical obligations, and neglecting to fully meet these requirements can carry implications that may be practice-threatening. We represent healthcare providers, accountants, financial advisors, lawyers, architects, engineers, and other professionals in every area of compliance (state and federal). Additionally, we furnish defense representation for fraud and malpractice claims.
Technology companies are subject to a multitude compliance obligations at the federal level from data security to FTC compliance. At the startup phase and on, technology companies need to place appropriate attention and resources into compliance to avoid exposing themselves to business-threatening investigations and liability. Our client roster includes software and hardware companies across the United States with regard to federal compliance, risk mitigation, intellectual property protection and licensing, and civil defense.
Tourism, Hospitality, Sports and Entertainment
Companies in these industries are high-profile by nature. This means that they can experience a great deal of reputational harm and loss of goodwill if they get targeted in civil lawsuits or federal compliance investigations. We represent businesses and individual industry professionals in the area of compliance, crisis management, and litigation defense. For these clients, we place particular emphasis on resolving issues as quickly and discreetly as possible.
What Can We Do For You?
Now, what can we help you with? Whether you have a particular, acute legal requirement in mind or you are simply aware that you need to speak with an attorney, we encourage you to contact us. Senior lawyers on our time will set aside time to meet with you, hear your concerns, and get a feel for your business. Then we will give you the corporate compliance and risk management recommendations that are tailored to your company’s specific needs.
Whether you are in need of a new compliance program, your existing program needs an update, or you require emergency response for a lawsuit, data breach, investigation, or theft of company assets, our highly-experienced attorneys and former federal agents have what you need to protect your company. To get going with a free initial consultation, reach out to us today.