Drawing on our firm’s experience defending clients against government investigations and on many team members’ prior government experience, we offer insight on responding to government demands for information and private communications. We design CALEA compliance programs, informally liaise with government agents, respond to subpoenas, and challenge government searches and seizures in court. We also offer practical assistance with safeguarding company-sensitive data provided to the government from FOIA requests and other potential means of disclosure.

Leveraging our international practice, we can take a global view and serve as effective problem solvers (and problem avoiders) for entities juggling competing obligations to law enforcement entities in various jurisdictions. And our litigation practice has extensive experience trying civil and criminal cases, as well as arguing critical motions and appeals—experience that we tap into when crafting creative responses if the government steps outside of legal bounds to collect information.



At HWG, we’re always looking for smart, talented people to add to our team.


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