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Agency Investigations

Members of Pillsbury’s Crisis Management Team routinely represent some of the nation’s leading companies before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other state and federal agencies. We work with clients to manage every aspect of the government’s investigation, including representing clients in subsequent enforcement by federal and state agencies and civil litigation by affected parties. 

In addition, our team has close relationships with the Chemical Safety Board, working alongside the agency when it recommended the commission of the British Petroleum (BP) U.S. Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel, which investigated corporate safety culture and oversight at BP’s North American refineries on behalf of an independent panel of experts chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III. Several of our lawyers directed the underlying review and then advised the Baker Panel in the development of its findings and recommendations. 

Clients benefit from the fact that myriad Pillsbury attorneys have served as senior officials within the U.S. government, including the former chief counsel of the FAA, Assistant Director of the FTC’s Competition Bureau, general counsel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, to name just a few. In many instances, our team members have drafted the regulations, written the legislation or helped establish the policies of direct concern to our clients. This experience gives us credibility when representing clients before regulatory entities.