1828 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
In today's legal and regulatory environment, the need for organizations to promptly investigate and respond to allegations of misconduct within their ranks is more important than ever. Corporations and educational institutions rely on Cohen Seglias' Internal Investigations Group to uncover waste, fraud, abuse and other wrongdoing within their organizations in a confidential and cost-effective manner. Paul Thaler, the Washington, DC Office Managing Partner, Co-Chairs the Firm's Internal Investigations Group with Partner Christopher Carusone. Paul is nationally recognized for his work in research integrity and scientific misconduct matters, and has assisted dozens of scientists and institutions throughout the US and Canada. His work in scientific misconduct is often cited and he is a frequent speaker on research integrity issues, including being an invited speaker for The Office of Research Integrity ("ORI"), which oversees national investigations related to scientific misconduct allegations on behalf of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Additionally, for nearly 25 years, Paul has provided private Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services, and has mediated and arbitrated hundreds of matters.
The Cohen Seglias' Washington, DC Office also brings strong civil litigation experience with attorneys Karen Karas and Jackson Nichols. Specializing in business disputes, Karen is a former assistant general counsel for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and Jackson is a litigator, trial attorney, and former DC Superior Court Clerk.
Also located in the DC Office are arms of the Firm's Construction and Federal Contracting Groups, which are national practices that serve clients in the US and internationally. Partners Ed Seglias, Michael Payne, and Ed DeLisle work regularly in the DC Office, which is located in the Golden Triangle, a central location for many of the Firm's construction clients and trade associations. The DC Office is also central to the Department of Defense and its various components, allowing our attorneys easy access to nearly all federal agencies as well as the Courts and Boards that decide cases involving federal contracting issues, benefiting our federal contractor clients. Proximity to these various entities, as well as the Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, is a great benefit to our attorneys and clients.