Checklist for Government Contact
When a party is contacted by a federal, state, or local regulatory or law enforcement or government entity, including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Medicare/Medicaid agencies such as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Office of Inspector General of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office, the State Attorney General’s Office, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or state agencies on securities, banking, health, senior services, public welfare, and insurance, it should immediately notify counsel. Employees of the company should not respond to any requests for information that are outside of the ordinary scope of routine reports regularly made to governmental authorities. If you are served with a subpoena, summons, complaint, search warrant or other legal document, call counsel immediately.
As litigation regulatory and government investigations attorneys, we help our clients identify requests that are outside of the ordinary scope of routine reports made by governmental authorities. The below post shares a comprehensive checklist for how your company should handle a subpoena or search warrant request. For your convenience, we also provided a downloadable checklist that provides step by step actions to be taken by a party should they receive a Subpoena, Search Warrant, Informal Contacts with Government Agents/Investigators, Contacts with Non-Company Employees including the Media and other Attorneys.