Government Investigations

Florida Government Investigation Attorneys Representing Targets of Government Investigations

Government investigations can occur for any number of reasons, from failure to comply with rules and regulations to suspicion of fraud. Oftentimes, government investigations begin without any warning; the government may begin to gather potentially damaging evidence even before individuals or businesses realize they are the subject or target of a government investigation. Failure to comply with government investigators or providing an inadequate response may result in severe penalties including fines and imprisonment.

If you have been served with a government subpoena, it is vital to consult with a skilled Florida government investigation lawyer as soon as possible. The outcome of a government investigation depends upon decisions and actions taken at the beginning of an investigation. Obtaining effective legal counsel early on may reduce the possibility of a prosecutor filing formal charges or minimize the charges against you.

Fort Lauderdale Government Investigations Defense Law

At Mathews Giberson LLP, we represent individuals and businesses involved in state and federal government investigations. Our firm frequently represents and counsels witnesses in connection with investigations by:

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • The Office of the United States Attorney/Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Florida’s Department of Financial Services

We are familiar with government regulations and we have thorough knowledge of the investigation processes used by the federal and state governments as well as regulatory agencies. Our Fort Lauderdale government investigation lawyers are equipped to assist you with all aspects of government investigation defense. While we seek to resolve government investigations before our clients are formally charged, we are always prepared to protect our clients’ constitutional rights in court.

Florida Government Investigation Cases

We understand that government investigations can be disruptive to your business operations and negatively influence employee morale. In addition, we are keenly aware that government investigations may damage your business reputation and weaken the trust of your consumers and investors. Our law firm has the resources and expertise to provide a solid defense if you are facing civil charges.

The experienced government investigation attorneys at Mathews Giberson LLP have defended many companies and individuals against a variety of federal and state government investigations including, but not limited to cases involving:

  • Unregistered offerings;
  • Fraudulent unregistered offerings;
  • Accounting fraud;
  • Insider trading;
  • Market manipulations;
  • Pump and dump actions;
  • Negligent policies and procedures;
  • Options backdating;
  • Regulation D violations;
  • Sarbanes Oxley violations; and
  • False press releases.

Fort Lauderdale government investigation attorneys positioned to serve clients nationwide

If you are under investigation by the government or a government agency, it is important to comply with requests for documents and other information in a thorough and timely manner, while ensuring your rights are protected. The Fort Lauderdale government investigation lawyers at Mathews Giberson LLP provide qualified legal representation to individuals and businesses who are a subject, target, or witness in government investigations. We represent clients in Fort Lauderdale, throughout Florida and the United States as well as internationally. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your government investigation case at 954-463-1929. You may also reach us via email at

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Please contact us at 954-463-1929 to discuss your particular needs. We look forward to hearing from you.