Regulatory and Compliance

Legislation, regulations, enforcement actions, and industry guidelines, at both the federal and state level, can significantly impact both a company’s business operations in the present and its strategic planning for the future. Companies must comply with all of these laws and standards, many of which seemingly conflict simultaneously.

DarrowEverett’s Regulatory and Compliance team advises our clients on the appropriate course of action when navigating challenging government regulations and/or agency actions. We regularly represent our clients before agencies that regulate industries such as cannabis cultivation and distribution, environment, financial services, healthcare, investment management, licensing, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, public utilities, renewable and non-renewable energy, telemarketing and sales, and wireless communications.

The DE Regulatory and Compliance Team provides representation before many government authorities, including:

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Financial Industry Self-Regulatory Authority
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • National Credit Union Administration
  • Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • State Attorneys General
  • State Banking Authorities
  • State Cannabis Regulatory Agencies
  • State Departments of Labor
  • State Departments of Revenue
  • State Insurance Regulatory Agencies
  • State Licensing Boards
  • State Securities Regulators

Practice Leaders

Kevin P. Gildea - Of Counsel


Kevin P. Gildea is a member of DarrowEverett’s Corporate & Business Transactions, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Regulatory & Compliance and Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Groups. He has a practice concentrated in the areas of corporate, banking, healthcare and life sciences, renewable energy, nonprofit, and financial services regulation, compliance, litigation and enforcement defense, and transaction and merger-acquisition related structuring, domestically and internationally. He has experience defending companies in civil and criminal government investigations and enforcement actions,...

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Tel: (212) 335-2090

Beth N. Lowson - Of Counsel


Beth N. Lowson is Of Counsel and a Practice Leader for DarrowEverett’s Regulatory & Compliance, and Private Equity, Capital Markets & Securities Practice Groups, focusing primarily on corporate and securities law. Beth’s clients are in the investment management and financial services sectors and include publicly traded and private companies, hedge funds and other private funds, SEC and state-registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, and private investors. Beth regularly advises clients concerning SEC reporting and compliance, corporate formation...

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DE Insights

Our team wants you to stay informed about legal and regulatory developments that impact your business.

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IRS Targeting Partnership Basis-Shifting Transaction Schemes

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS,” or the “Service”) issued guidance on June 17, proposing new regulations and releasing a revenue ruling to challenge the use of basis-shifting transactions by complex partnerships. In making its announcement, IRS officials stated that closing this loophole could result in over $50 billion in new tax revenue for the U.S.…
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