Academic and other institutions that receive funding for scientific research have numerous safeguards in place to enforce the propriety of that research.
Researchers and scientists can be open to allegations of misrepresentation, falsification of data or results, or other misconduct claims involving a variety of research projects. Gaines Gault Hendrix PC provides counsel and representation to these researchers through the institutional inquiries, investigations, and proceedings before the federal Office of Research Integrity (ORI). We are able to assist at every stage of these proceedings, from preparing our clients for interviews or questioning, formulating written responses, negotiating agreements, and when necessary, engaging in mediation or litigation. Our firm is unique because we have extensive experience in this area, which lies outside the bounds of most ordinary law practice.