U.S. Litigation Law Firm Representing Mexican Companies and Executives
Our Firm Represents Mexican Companies and Executives in Litigation in California, Texas, and Other States Throughout America
For Mexican companies doing business in the United States, litigation with U.S. companies and the U.S. government is a very real concern. Executives at many U.S. companies will not hesitate to pursue legal action when they believe that their companies have been wronged, and federal authorities aggressively target companies and executives from Mexico and other countries for a broad range of civil and criminal violations.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and with local counsel in California and other states throughout the country, our firm serves as defense counsel for Mexican companies and their executives in federal jurisdictions nationwide. If your company is being targeted, our federal defense lawyers can fight to protect it against substantial liability and other negative consequences.
In many cases, Mexican companies and their executives can face loss of business opportunities and potentially even exclusion from the United States—not to mention the risk of fines and even prison time. Our attorneys and litigation consultants have deep experience on both sides of civil disputes and U.S. government enforcement actions, and we can use our experience to defend you and your company effectively.
Our Practice Areas
Our international litigation defense practice encompasses the representation of foreign companies and foreign nationals in civil and commercial disputes with U.S. companies, as well as in U.S. government lawsuits and law enforcement proceedings. We represent Mexican companies and executives in all types of legal matters in the United States, from fending off competitors’ lawsuits to avoiding prosecution as the result of federal audits and investigations.
Civil and Commercial Litigation Involving U.S. Companies
Our firm has had significant success defending companies in civil and commercial litigation in U.S. federal district courts throughout the country. We represent Mexican companies and executives as defense counsel in matters including:
- Contract Litigation – Our lawyers have extensive experience in contract litigation involving all types of business and commercial agreements. We serve as defense counsel for Mexican companies in matters ranging from vendor and supplier disputes to multi-party litigation arising out of large-scale investments and acquisition transactions.
- Intellectual Property Litigation – We defend Mexican companies of all sizes against allegations of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright infringement involving intellectual property assets registered in the United States. Our lawyers provide representation for licensing disputes and other types of intellectual property-related litigation as well.
- Trade and Counterfeiting Litigation – We represent Mexican companies and executives in U.S. litigation involving all types of trade-related disputes. This includes counterfeiting litigation as well as contractual trade disputes, litigation between competing companies, and other similar types of matters.
- Investment and Securities Litigation – Our firm has significant experience in litigation involving investments in U.S. business enterprises as well as private rights of action under U.S. securities laws. These complex cases present many unique challenges, and it is extremely important to engage experienced legal representation.
- Antitrust Litigation – Our firm also represents Mexican companies in civil litigation involving private rights of action under U.S. antitrust laws, including the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act. These cases present many unique challenges as well, and at Oberheiden P.C. we have the background and resources required to handle them effectively on behalf of international clients.
- Judgment Enforcement Litigation – If a U.S. company has secured a judgment against your company, our lawyers can defend against efforts to enforce the judgment in the United States. In addition to jurisdictional and other similar types of issues, we are able to provide strategic advice and counsel regarding matters involving the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) as well.
- International Arbitration in the U.S. – In addition to federal litigation, we also represent Mexican companies and executives in international arbitration in cities throughout the United States.
U.S. Government Enforcement Actions and Litigation
If your company’s business practices have garnered the attention of federal authorities in the United States, you will need to execute a strategic defense in order to avoid unnecessary consequences. Civil enforcement actions can lead to substantial fines, exclusion, and other penalties, while criminal prosecution can expose company executives to federal prison time on U.S. soil.
At Oberheiden P.C., we represent Mexican companies and executives in U.S. government cases involving:
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption Litigation – Mexican companies and executives doing business in the United States and seeking to do business with the U.S. government must be extremely careful to avoid running afoul of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our lawyers handle FCPA cases on behalf of Mexican companies and individuals throughout the United States.
- Antitrust Litigation – In addition to private rights of action, the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act also include numerous provisions that allow for federal enforcement in U.S. antitrust litigation. We represent Mexican companies and their executives in antitrust matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission, and other authorities.
- Controlled Substances Litigation – The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is the primary federal statute that regulates the importation and sale of medications and other drugs. We have significant experience representing all types of businesses in matters involving the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
- Import-Export Litigation – Non-compliance with federal import and export controls can get companies in Mexico into trouble with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) and other federal authorities. Our lawyers are experienced in advising foreign companies regarding import-export compliance and in defending companies in CPB and other federal law enforcement matters.
- Immigration Litigation – Immigration enforcement presents a persistent risk for Mexican companies doing business in the United States. We represent companies and their executives in civil and criminal litigation under U.S. federal law, and our lawyers are available to provide emergency representation for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids, undercover investigations, and other immigration law enforcement efforts.
- Securities Litigation – We represent Mexican companies in securities litigation with the DOJ, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and other agencies. We handle matters ranging from allegations of public company reporting and disclosure violations to allegations of conducting unregistered initial public offerings (IPOs) and initial coin offerings (ICOs).
- Tax Litigation – We represent Mexican businesses and business executives in audits, investigations, and litigation involving the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). U.S. tax law compliance presents many challenges, and overcoming allegations of federal tax fraud, tax evasion, and other tax crimes requires a strategic and proactive defense.
This list is by no means exhaustive, and our federal defense attorneys have decades of experience on both sides of a broad range of other types of federal litigation matters as well. If your company is being targeted by any agency or office of the U.S. government, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately so that our federal defense attorneys can get to work on your case right away.
Q&A with the International Litigation Defense Lawyers at Oberheiden P.C.
Q: Can a U.S. Company Force a Mexican Company to Respond to a Lawsuit in the United States?
While the U.S. laws and court rules regarding jurisdiction and venue are extraordinarily complicated, the short answer is: Yes, U.S. companies can compel Mexican companies to respond to lawsuits in the United States in some cases. If your company has been sued in the United States, as your litigation defense counsel, one of our first priorities will be to assess whether the lawsuit can be dismissed on jurisdictional grounds.
Q: When Can Company Executives Be Held Personally Liable in Civil, Commercial, and Criminal Litigation in the United States?
In the United States, company executives can be held personally liable in civil and commercial lawsuits under two primary circumstances: (i) if the executive personally commits a negligent or wrongful act, or (ii) the plaintiff has grounds to “pierce the corporate veil.” In federal criminal cases, company executives can face prosecution if they have personally engaged in criminal conduct as prohibited by the U.S. Code.
Q: What Authority Does the U.S. Government have to Target Mexican Companies Under U.S. Law?
The U.S. government has broad authority to target Mexican companies doing business in the United States. If your company has facilities, employees, or business dealings on U.S. soil, then the U.S. government can pursue enforcement action under U.S. federal law.
Q: Can the U.S. Government Compel Mexican Companies and Executives to Respond to Subpoenas, Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs), and Other Law Enforcement Inquiries?
In most circumstances, subpoenas, civil investigative demands (CIDs), and other law enforcement inquiries issued to Mexican companies and their executives will be valid and enforceable. Federal prosecutors at the DOJ and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are extremely good at what they do. They know how to obtain information in support of federal investigations, and they do not waste their time sending demands that they cannot enforce in court if necessary.
With that said, there are exceptions, and subpoenas, CIDs, and other governmental requests for information can be challenged (at least in part) on various grounds. As a result, before responding to any request for information from the U.S. government, it is imperative to consult with an experienced federal litigation defense attorney.
Schedule a Complimentary Case Assessment with a Senior Federal Defense Lawyer at Oberheiden P.C.
If you need to speak with an attorney about defending against civil, commercial, or government litigation in the United States, we encourage you to contact us promptly. To schedule a complimentary case assessment with one of our senior federal litigation defense attorneys as soon as possible, call 888-680-1745 or get in touch with us online now.