Sterling Marchand's practice focuses on complex litigation, including environmental and commercial matters, as well as corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense. Mr. Marchand represents corporate and individual clients at trial in state and federal courts in matters involving contractual disputes, allegations of price fixing, and the Clean Air Act. Mr. Marchand counsels corporate clients in investigations by government agencies, in both criminal and civil contexts, including FCPA, fraud, securities, and antitrust investigations. He also assists in conducting internal investigations and advising clients on risk management and compliance. Additionally, Mr. Marchand guides clients on campaign finance, ethics, and lobbying compliance. He has assisted corporate clients with investigations by the FEC and in establishing a PAC. Prior to joining Baker Botts, Mr. Marchand served as a policy advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. In that capacity, he worked with members of Congress, advising them on legislation and oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Marchand was responsible for matters pertaining to critical infrastructure protection (e.g., energy sector, chemical facilities, public transportation).