Compliance ~ Internal Investigations ~ Risk-Mitigation

Kingston Coventry is uniquely equipped to advise corporate and institutional clients on a broad range of risk-mitigation and compliance strategies. As former senior-level federal prosecutors from multiple U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the U.S. Department of Justice, and state agencies, our attorneys will navigate the complex federal, state and local regulatory landscape and train employees and institutions on governance strategies to reduce criminal and civil exposure.

 

Kingston Coventry’s experienced team is well-equipped to conduct internal investigations of companies to assess exposure and evaluate risk both domestically and abroad, and will develop tailored solutions and/or training programs customized to your particular circumstances.

 

Having formerly investigated and prosecuted scores of corporate individuals and companies around the globe, our attorneys possess the critical insights necessary to represent your entity or officers in government enforcement actions at all levels.

National Security Practice

The Kingston Coventry team, with a deep background in military, international and operational law, combined with extensive government experience, has advised both private entities and military personnel around the globe, including conflict regions, on myriad national security issues.

 

Our partners possess specialized experience in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations and prosecutions, having formerly supervised cases brought nationwide under the FCPA and participated in the OECD Bribery Working Group in Paris, France.  As clients are confronted with the intricacies of doing business abroad, our team will help navigate the anti-corruption mandates under both U.S. and international law and assist with due diligence reviews.

 

Kingston Coventry is well equipped to advise clients on the establishment and maintenance of meaningful internal compliance and ethics programs to further reduce risk and criminal exposure.  We likewise represent companies confronted with civil and/or criminal inquiries and investigations by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

 

We possess significant experience handling counterterrorism and anti-money laundering initiatives, and are well-suited to advise private sector clients on international regulatory and security mandates and engage in compliance monitorships and CFIUS and FOCI reviews.  Our partners previously have held top secret security clearances, and understand the sensitive challenges industries face in a global marketplace.

 

As former federal and state prosecutors, our partners have supervised computer crimes and hacking investigations and prosecutions and are uniquely able to assist companies in identifying and remediating vulnerabilities.  We will assist companies in establishing industry best practices in the areas of cybersecurity and privacy.

Alternative Dispute Resolution and Special Master Appointments

Kingston Coventry’s team, with its previous experience at the state judiciary, coupled with its extensive litigation background in federal court, can help clients settle otherwise intractable disputes with third parties and avoid the expense, time-consumption and uncertainty of litigation. Our team is equipped to serve as court-appointed special masters or client-selected mediators in areas involving complex civil or criminal litigation, and family law dissolution matters.

 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, when in-person court appearances are delayed indefinitely and court backlog has grown exponentially, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has taken on new urgency and appeal. Our team offers attractive solutions to expedite resolution of disputes that otherwise are susceptible to languishing in the court system for years.

Litigation ~ White-Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations

Our former federal and state prosecutors know their way around the courtrooms throughout the country.  We have successfully tried dozens of cases to verdict in federal, state and military courts, and have successfully briefed and argued numerous appeals before various federal and state appellate courts.

 

Spanning the spectrum from complex commercial litigation to complicated financial fraud cases, our partners are adept at handling all facets of litigation, from inception through verdict. Our motion practice and brief-writing reflects a combined 50 years of honed legal acumen.

Outside General Counsel

Our vast prior experience with corporate governance issues, employment matters and labor negotiations, commercial contractual disputes, business litigation strategies, crisis management, and media relations make our Kingston Coventry team your ideal choice as outside general counsel.  Our holistic approach to problem-solving yields cost-effective solutions for businesses tailored to size and sector.

 

Our partners are acutely sensitive to the employment and legal challenges faced by businesses and are particularly suited to litigate claims of discrimination, whistleblower actions, contractual disputes and termination, the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, and to help clients navigate public relations and media inquiries in all facets of publicly reported disputes.

Crisis Management

Nothing replicates the on-the-ground training and experience that Deb and Chris possess to navigate crisis situations. From handling subpoenas to responding to sensitive press inquiries to counseling executives and everything in between, we work with clients to minimize the exposure and fall-out that comes from both government and public scrutiny. Our poise during the most stressful of times comes from decades of practice dealing with government entities, regulators, internal investigations and the media.