Government Investigations and Enforcement

Burr & Forman has an experienced Government Investigations and Enforcement team that understands government investigations and can assist clients in responding to and defending against government inquiries.

Our clients include businesses and individuals facing accusations of criminal and civil violations as well as those who have come under enforcement or regulatory scrutiny. Team members have:

  • Represented parties in matters before the Department of Justice ("DOJ"), Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), Department of Defense ("DOD"), Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS"), Food and Drug Administration ("FDA"), and state Attorney General offices
  • Represented numerous companies and individuals in responding to CIDs, including producing electronically stored information, answering interrogatories and sitting for depositions
  • Represented parties in grand jury and other criminal proceedings
  • Investigated as outside counsel claims of HUD fraud, accounting irregularities, and other financial misdeeds
  • Represented parties in matters involving antitrust and false advertising investigations before the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC")
  • Served as in-house counsel during various federal and state investigations
  • Prosecuted public and private corruption in the state Attorney General’s office
  • Served on the editorial board of the RICO Law Reporter

Our Attorneys

Howard Bogard
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5416
(205) 244-5605
Michael Choy
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5364
(205) 244-5616
Rachel Cocciolo
Associate ~ Jacksonville, Florida|
(904) 232-7218
(904) 212-1631
Ronald Farley
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5185
(205) 244-5633
Kelli Fleming
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5429
(205) 244-5762
Edward Hardin, Jr.
Counsel ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5377
(205) 244-5731
Victor Hayslip
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5255
(205) 244-5656
James Hoover
Partner ~ Birmingham, Alabama|
(205) 458-5111
(205) 244-5660
John Mooresmith
Counsel ~ Montgomery, Alabama|
(334) 387-2072
(205) 244-5685
Ricardo Woods
Partner ~ Mobile, Alabama|
(251) 345-8257
(251) 344-9696

Experience Matters

Brief sentence defining representative matters.

  • Enforcement Action

    Defense of enforcement action brought by Division of Water Pollution Control of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
  • EPA Inspection

    Advice in connection with EPA inspection and testing of warehouse formerly occupied by W.R. Grace and used to manufacture and store asbestos.
  • Wrongful Confiscation Claims

    Retained to defend safe and lock service company for claims of wrongful confiscation of nearly $1 million as potential drug money.