The lawyers at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld represent corporations and individuals in connection with all types of government enforcement issues and parallel civil actions and derivative matters, including criminal antitrust, securities, healthcare fraud, and criminal environmental matters.

Firm lawyers have handled matters involving a wide range of state and federal governmental agencies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state attorney generals, and local law enforcement agencies.

We actively advocate for clients at the early stages of an investigation to determine whether civil or criminal charges can be avoided, but we have extensive experience handling a wide range of government litigation in court and administrative proceedings when and if charges or claims are filed.

The firm’s government enforcement practice is led by Jeffrey Bornstein. Mr. Bornstein joined RBGG in 2015 after spending 10 years as a government enforcement and white collar crime partner at a major international law firm. He was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office in San Francisco from 1989 to 2005. He served as the senior litigation counsel for the criminal division, supervised the Major Crimes Unit, and was a member of the White Collar/Securities Fraud Unit. Prior to that, he served for three years as a civil litigator in the United States Attorney’s Office and served over four years in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and a local San Francisco-based law firm.

We have broad experience representing clients in a number of areas relating to government enforcement with emphasis on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, SEC enforcement proceedings, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and compliance training, and criminal antitrust cartel and other price-fixing and bid-rigging matters. Our experience includes the representation of clients in the following areas:

  • Securities matters involving insider trading, commodities manipulation, accounting fraud, stock options backdating, FINRA investigations, and other matters involving securities fraud allegations;
  • Healthcare matters involving fraud investigations, including misbranding, adulteration, off-label marketing, and False Claims Act issues;
  • Computer crime matters involving theft of trade secrets, economic espionage, identity theft and other computer-related crimes, and also with compliance issues involving internet gaming as it relates to federal criminal enforcement issues;
  • Anti-corruption matters involving FCPA investigations and related compliance programs and trainings, including directing investigations in China;
  • Fraud investigations, including mortgage fraud and other mail and wire fraud claims, money laundering, and import and export violations, including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR);
  • Criminal environmental matters, including alleged Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act violations;
  • Criminal antitrust price-fixing cartel investigations and cases involving auto parts, TFC flat panels, DRAM and bus transportation matters; and