Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo is highly experienced in administrative law and regulatory actions and can expertly assist clients in regulatory compliance matters before local, state, federal and international administrative agencies. We combine industry knowledge, extensive regulatory experience, and unrivaled litigation skills to help our clients defend against agency and industry enforcement actions.
Our attorneys also advise clients on compliance matters to develop and/or improve upon compliance policies, procedures, frameworks, and infrastructure to improve business and professional operations while mitigating the risk of future administrative and regulatory actions. Because of our firm’s lean structure and efficient approach to resolving administrative and regulatory proceedings, we are able to provide effective counsel and representation to individuals and businesses of various sizes that preserves client resources and that is fine-tuned to the overall economic circumstances of our clients.
State and Federal Administrative and Regulatory Actions
Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo provides counsel and defense representation to clients in maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations and in responding to administrative and regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. We are able to provide the efficient, personal approach of a boutique law firm while at the same time draw upon our attorneys’ vast experience in the highest levels of government and at a number of the nation’s prestigious law firms to help our clients navigate the complex compliance requirements and enforcement challenges presented by state and federal administrative and regulatory frameworks.
We work with clients of all sizes and life spans from startups to Fortune 500 companies in developing compliance procedures and defending against enforcement actions across a range of industries, including healthcare, municipal bodies, tech providers, manufacturers, and others. Our experience includes defending clients before such state and federal administrative and regulatory bodies as the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the California Medical Board (CMB), the California State Board of Nursing, the California Board of Pharmacy, and the California Health Authority.
International Administrative and Regulatory Actions
Individuals and entities who conduct international business and engage in cross-border activities in our ever flattening world face increasing legal challenges from international administrative and regulatory bodies. In particular, those businesses in the international environmental and data sectors find themselves under increasing pressure to comply with complex regulatory frameworks issued by the European Union and other international authorities.
Our attorneys have significant experience in providing compliance counsel to entities regarding international compliance issues and in defending entities before international administrative and regulatory tribunals. Our experience includes expertise in international privacy and data protection law pursuant to the European Union and other overseas jurisdictions and providing counsel on complex cross-borders transactions. Our attorneys have provided representation for clients before international tribunals including the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) and European Court of Justice (EJC).
Securities and Financial Regulatory Actions
Businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, fund managers, investment advisors, banks, and other financial institutions face significant compliance requirements and oversight from administrative and regulatory bodies, and our attorneys work with clients in the financial sector and those businesses and individuals subject to regulatory oversight to manage their compliance risks and defend against enforcement actions. We understand that, in addition to the costs and penalties potentially associated with financial regulatory actions, our clients face significant reputational damages, and we zealously work to comprehensively protect our clients’ interests.
We have extensive experience defending our clients in enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and act quickly and assertively at the first sign of an enforcement action to develop and implement defense strategies to mitigate negative consequences, secure positive outcomes, and advance improvements to compliance practices to prevent future losses. We also provide counsel and representation to individuals and entities in the financial sector facing potential compliance challenges and enforcement actions from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), state attorney general offices, and other financial regulatory bodies.
Professional Administrative and Regulatory Board Actions
Physicians, healthcare professionals, attorneys, real estate professionals, mental health professionals and others must comply with applicable regulatory provisions and administrative oversight, and, as a result, can face significant reputational risks and threats to their livelihoods when faced with the loss of a license or other oversight action. Our attorneys provide comprehensive guidance and counsel to professionals facing administrative and regulatory board actions to ensure that they are provided the due process rights they are obligated to receive, and we present a robust and proactive defense on their behalf to protect their present and future financial and reputational interests. We also provide counsel and representation on appeals of administrative and regulatory board actions in addition to seeking relief for our clients in state and federal court from procedurally defective board actions.
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Administrative and regulatory actions may seem initially routine but can quickly evolve and expand into complicated, long-running affairs that have the potential to negatively impact your livelihood and/or business in a significant manner for years to come. Furthermore, appealing an adverse administrative or regulatory action, either before the same body or in a state or federal court, can be a deeply complex uphill battle. Our attorneys have the experience to help clients avoid or minimize adverse administrative and regulatory actions before they arise by providing compliance counsel, and we also have the skills necessary to vigorously defend clients against enforcement actions and to appeal adverse agency decisions.
Whether you are concerned about avoiding a future enforcement action or are currently facing a challenging administrative and regulatory action, it is important to engage experienced counsel to assist in and guide your compliance procedures and enforcement action responses as early in the process as possible. The attorneys of Zweiback, Fiset & Zalduendo are committed to providing superior administrative and regulatory counsel and defense representation that powerfully defends our clients’ interests in any compliance challenge they meet. Our attorneys creatively and efficiently strategize towards positive resolutions that serve our client’s comprehensive, long-term goals. If you or your business are facing a complex administrative or regulatory proceeding or are seeking to improve your compliance infrastructure, contact our office to speak with an experienced attorney regarding your situation today.