Our Corporate Internal Investigations attorneys defend individual and corporate clients in investigations initiated by federal and state law enforcement, including agency and grand jury investigations. Many of our matters involve whistleblower allegations, corporate hotline complaints and internal audit reports of wrongdoing.
We have broad experience in conducting due diligence investigations into allegations of misconduct and structuring an investigation in a manner that minimizes the potential liability for the corporation while controlling costs and keeping disruption in the workplace to a minimum.
The group has the skills to uncover the facts in sensitive environments including pharmaceuticals, health care and government contracts, securities, financial institution fraud, accounting fraud, ITAR and other export violations, and business immigration issues. We often work with forensic experts and also have the tools and experience to extract and review electronically stored information. When serious misconduct is uncovered, we inform management, the audit committee and Board of Directors, and work with them to develop remediation and corrective action plans.
The group also represents clients in a variety of corporate settings concerning officer and director duties and liabilities including internal investigations, responses to shareholder demands and in derivative and shareholder litigation. We know the latest developments in the law governing corporate fiduciary duties, audit committee membership duties and responsibilities, including audit committee responses to allegations of misconduct.
Our attorneys have extensive experience conducting or assisting clients with corporate internal investigations, with members of the team having participated in well over 100 internal investigations spanning the gambit of issues that companies face and which spur these investigations, including issues related to FCPA.
We also represent public and private companies seeking to adopt corporate fraud prevention, detection, and compliance programs. We advise clients regarding the requirements for programs that will comply with the revised organizational sentencing guidelines, state fiduciary duty laws, and relevant government enforcement policy directives that impact corporate compliance.