Regulatory & Internal Investigations


Ulmer & Berne has an extensive history of working with federal, state and local government officials and agencies. We counsel clients on contract compliance and investigation issues and regulatory matters.

Our business clients value our experience and our relationships with government in areas such as publically funded development projects, zoning, taxation, environmental, public contracts and public/private partnerships. We counsel clients in achieving their goals by dealing with the collaborative use of public and private resources. We understand the governmental process and counsel our clients through it. Our public law attorneys are skilled in using creatively the full array of public financing resources.

Our public sector clients value our experience and understanding of legal requirements that regulate public bodies. The breadth of our practice areas allows us to counsel public clients in such areas as real estate development, environmental, construction law and contracting, as well as labor and employment law and litigation matters. Our public law attorneys regularly counsel authorities of cities, park districts, colleges and universities, housing and transit authorities and convention centers.

Ulmer & Berne is ranked in 39 categories in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings. Among these, the firm earns U.S. News – Best Lawyers highest rankings in 21 categories. The firm also ranks nationally in 16 categories. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law...

Last week the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (“FINRA”) Board of Governors approved a proposed rule that would effectively eliminate the use of arbitrators with any prior industry experience from serving on panels involving customer claims. The rule change is subject to final approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)...

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