Practice Areas

White-Collar Defense and Government Investigations

A law enforcement agent calls to request “a voluntary interview” in connection with an ongoing criminal investigation. A grand jury subpoena is received requiring testimony or the production of records. A search warrant is executed at a h…

Corporate Compliance Counseling

The Department of Justice and other federal enforcement agencies continue to place a high priority on investigating and prosecuting economic crimes – and on obtaining substantial prison terms and financial penalties when those crimes can be proven.…

Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury has just advised your company that one of your overseas branch offices engaged in a prohibited financial transaction with a “Specially Designated N…

Foreign Agents Registration Act Compliance

In the last few years, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has substantially intensified enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA” or “the Act”).   Letters of inquiry from DOJ’s FARA Registration Unit to potential regis…

Congressional Investigations

The onslaught of a congressional investigation can be overwhelming. Within hours of an adverse news story, for example, an individual or company may receive a committee’s “request” for documents and testimony or, worse, a subpoena.…

National Security Matters

David H. Laufman represents individuals and companies in a broad range of matters relating to U.S. national security, including: Representation in federal criminal and other enforcement proceedings – and in congressional and Inspector General inve…

Government Ethics

One of the challenges of federal public service is the necessity to comply with numerous government ethics laws and rules. David H. Laufman assists federal employees and officials, as well as nominees for Senate-confirmation positions, in navigating…

Recent News

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Russian Maria Butina Pleads Guilty in Case to Forge Kremlin Bond With U.S. Conservatives, Washington Post, December 13, 2018
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“I Don’t Think He’d Be a Shrinking Violet:”  Will William Barr Stand Up to Trump?, Vanity Fair, December 11, 2018