Internal Investigations

Barbier understands the stress, distractions and difficulties a government investigation can cause and the importance of protecting a company’s brand and an individual’s reputation.

Barbier speaks the language of federal and state prosecutors…

Barbier’s experience with the federal government uniquely qualifies her to represent public and private companies and executives in criminal and civil investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice and its U.S. Attorney’s Offices.

Internal Investigations AttorneyAs a result of her vast range of experience, Barbier understands government and prosecution perspectives and can effectively counsel companies seeking to avoid problems before they occur. If problems do arise, her extensive knowledge of how the government builds and prosecutes a case equips her to aggressively protect her clients, manage the risks inherent in any investigation, coordinate the defense of parallel criminal, civil and administrative actions, and proactively resolve these matters in an efficient manner.

Perhaps most importantly, Barbier understands the stress, distractions and difficulties a government investigation can cause and the importance of protecting a company’s brand and an individual’s reputation. Her goal is to proactively resolve the issues and guide her clients through this difficult and often unfamiliar process in a cost effective and efficient manner.

She has worked with almost every federal agency, including the Department of Health and Human Services, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Postal Inspection Service, Defense Criminal Investigative Services, Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration.

Barbier has extensive trial, grand jury and investigative experience. She has led and conducted hundreds of investigations. She can  advise clients on a wide variety of compliance issues, and audit issues. She has worked with companies ranging  in size from Fortune 500 companies to small closely held family businesses. She is intimately familiar with the United States Sentencing Guidelines for Corporations. She is very experienced in investigations of all sizes, witness interviews, document collection, retention, production and analysis, as well as proactively building defenses.