Through decades of experience in the private and public sectors, Richards Kibbe & Orbe lawyers have developed intricate knowledge of the complex accounting rules and other financial regulations that arise frequently in the context of internal investigations, audit committee representations and government investigations.
Broker-dealers, hedge funds, private funds and other leading financial services clients – as well as their boards, directors and senior officers - rely on RK&O and our reputation for deep industry expertise and discrete, responsive counseling in these areas. more +
RK&O has an acute sense of current enforcement trends relating to financial and accounting fraud. We bring this insight to bear both in counseling clients on how to prevent potential regulatory issues and in assisting clients throughout the process of mitigating risk and dealing with both domestic and foreign regulators when issues do arise. Our team, which includes several former federal prosecutors and senior officials from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has represented numerous clients in proceedings before the SEC, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other federal, state and foreign governmental agencies.
RK&O has been recognized repeatedly by The Legal 500 and Chambers USA as among the preeminent law firms in this space. Our lawyers have been described as having “an understanding of both senior management and regulators" and the "know how to deal with the sensitivities of both."