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Regulatory Due Diligence


Commended in The Financial Times "FT Innovative Lawyers North America 2018" for "Managing Complexity and Scale" in a $1.6 billion cross-border diligence and acquisition project.

Companies doing deals in regulated industries often need more than deal counsel. You need attorneys who are well-versed in the government regulations at hand, in the industries in play, in the litigation risks their deals present, and in the art and craft of diligence more broadly.

Crowell & Moring’s due diligence team offers clients deal counsel and/or diligence counsel, working seamlessly and cost-effectively in corporate transactions across industries to deliver desired outcomes. With over 100 former government officials at the firm, we are well-suited to navigate the pivotal regulatory and policy aspects of diligence that can drive or derail deals. Our Torts litigators, trial lawyers, and product regulatory advisors conduct diligence across the regulatory and courtroom landscape for household name clients. Our Government Affairs members can advise on the political and legislative components of intricate deals, including, at times, working to modify or change laws necessary to close deals. And our corporate transactional attorneys team naturally with our diligence subject matter practitioners.

Across industries – from automotive, government contracts, chemical, food and beverage, health care, insurance, agriculture, medical devices, technology, telecommunications, and beyond – clients turn to on our diligence team to get deals done on time and done right.

Partnering with Deal Counsel and Advisors

Finalist for The American Lawyers 2018 Global Legal Awards for a much-publicized diligence engagement.

A company’s selection of deal counsel is frequently not the end of the story. Meeting clients’ business objectives often requires strategic partnerships with others who are conversant in the regulatory or litigation dimensions of the deal. We routinely partner with deal counsel, investment advisors, banks, and others on the deal team to conduct aspects of diligence. When we are not your deal counsel of choice, we are often still the right choice for ancillary regulatory and litigation diligence, having teamed with the world’s most sophisticated corporate firms in the broadest array of transactional settings. Our regulatory diligence credentials include landmark efforts before CFIUS, CPSC, DOJ, EPA, FAA, FDA, FINCEN, NHTSA, OSHA, PHSMA, USDA and sister agencies worldwide.