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Chicago Government Agency Compliance Attorney

Chicago government agency audit lawyer

Lawyers Assisting Clients Throughout Illinois With Cases Involving the Inspector General, DHFS, and More

Businesses and professionals in Illinois will want to do everything they can to maintain the proper licenses. In many cases, healthcare providers or other businesses will need to address licensing issues before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). However, there are situations in which other government agencies may become involved. In these cases, it is crucial to secure representation from a skilled attorney who can help you limit exposure and plan for future compliance.

At Williams & Nickl, LLC, our lawyers have more than 55 combined years of experience, and we have represented thousands of clients throughout the state of Illinois, helping them address disciplinary action, compliance issues, and administrative matters. Edward and Fred understand that matters involving government agencies must be handled with care and that recklessly resolving an issue with one agency may result in action by different agencies. We will work with you to remedy these matters as quickly and efficiently as possible, protecting your license and your ability to do business.

Government Agency Compliance and Enforcement Actions

We help a wide variety of businesses address licensing and regulatory issues, and we can assist with inquiries, investigations, and other cases involving agencies such as:

  • Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (DHFS) - Physicians, pharmacists, dentists, and others may need to address regulatory matters before DHFS, or they may need assistance with Medicare/Medicaid compliance audits and enforcement.
  • Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) - Social workers, psychologists who provide mental health services or substance abuse treatment, child care providers, or other businesses that provide products or services to the State of Illinois may need to address licensing or compliance issues with DHS.
  • Illinois Department of Labor - Employers may be investigated due to claims of minimum wage, overtime, or prevailing wage violations. We can assist with litigation under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act and the Ilinois Minimum Wage Law, as well as with disputes related to employment contracts, non-compete clauses, unfair business practices, or regulatory issues.
  • Illinois Department of Public Health - Healthcare businesses such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, physical therapists, home health agencies, and rehab facilities may need to address licensing and certification issues, and multiple laws and rules may result in enforcement actions.
  • Office of Inspector General (State & Federal) - The Illinois OIG may investigate waste, fraud, misconduct, or mismanagement involving state programs, and it can impose sanctions or restrictions against medical providers who violate Medicaid regulations. The U.S. OIG may address compliance for providers who participate in federally-funded health care programs, including Medicare and the Affordable Care Act.
  • City of Chicago - We provide representation for individuals and companies in administrative hearings, including cases involving forfeiture of firearms under the Illinois red flag law, dog bites that occur on employer property, and Administrative Review of cases within the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Contact Our Illinois Regulatory Compliance Attorneys

If you have been contacted by a government agency regarding compliance issues, regulatory violations, licensing, or other matters, you should contact us immediately. Consult with our attorneys before you speak to an agency employee or investigator or turn over any documents or information. Your initial one-hour consultation is free of charge, and we will help you determine your best options for protecting your ability to continue doing business in the state of Illinois. We are prepared to represent you before these agencies and in any administrative proceedings, and we will work to help you mitigate any adverse findings and maintain compliance. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call our office at 312-335-9470.

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