Williams & Connolly has represented high-ranking public officials, business executives, and companies in public corruption investigations and prosecutions, involving allegations of bribery, illegal gratuities, honest services fraud, election law offenses, and campaign finance violations.
Though all cases vary and none is predictive, recent representations include:
- Representation of United States Senator accused of lying on financial disclosure forms. The District Court dismissed the charges, and the prosecutors themselves ended up the subject of a criminal investigation.
- Representation of state senator in appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which reversed honest services fraud and false statement convictions.
- Representation of senior political party official accused of federal election law offenses. The firm’s client was acquitted on all counts after trial.
- Representation of city contractor in federal bribery investigation. The investigation was terminated because of prosecutorial misconduct resulting in the resignation of four federal prosecutors.
- Representation of lobbyist in Foreign Agents Registration Act investigation. Prosecutors declined to bring charges.
- Representation of political party official in campaign finance investigation. Prosecutors declined to bring charges.