We represent companies and people who are facing professional ethics investigations and proceedings, such as lawyers, doctors, and nurses. Each profession has its own regulatory body and different codes of conduct. We can help you understand the procedures and methods of various regulatory bodies that enforce their professional rules.
A critical part of our practice is helping you identify your ethics concerns as soon as they arise. We can make an informed decision together about what to do or not do in the face of a potential problem that has not yet blossomed. Our practice has focused on providing advice and representing members of the legal profession in Virginia and the District of Columbia. We also have experience representing members of the medical and pharmaceutical profession.
Ethics issues are particularly high stakes because your continued employment and livelihood is at stake. We are available to discuss your ethics concerns and help you navigate potential issues before they become game changers.
We can also assist you when you have received notice that someone has made an ethics complaint against you. Many investigations have quick timelines and require immediate responses. With that, many people are hopeful that a timely but uncounseled response will make the issue disappear, or even hope that by ignoring the problem, it will go away. In our experience, it is critical that you get well-informed, unbiased advice before proceeding on your own. Even if your decision is that you do not want to proceed with counsel, at least you will have gotten the benefit of speaking with an experienced defense attorney before making a decision that could affect your future and your career.