Our Internal Investigations group brings to bear a deep well of fact-finding and analytical experience and subject matter knowledge addressing our clients’ need to know the facts and what they mean. We employ time-tested project management principles to design and execute an investigation plan that contains costs and meets critical time expectations. Our understanding of the essential rules of attorney client privilege and attorney work product protections, as well as the rights of employees and employers, inform our strategies, especially when sharing of the results is required. We partner with our clients across state and national borders to examine allegations and, while always being mindful to minimize business disruption as much as possible, give our clients a 360-degree view.
We conduct investigations for companies, legal departments, boards of directors, and special committees in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Our engagements range from investigations of allegations of individual or small group wrongdoing to international, enterprise-wide assessments of business practices.
Wherever conducted, successful investigations require that those who will have to solve the problem are confident they can rely on the integrity and accuracy of the investigation’s result—because without integrity and accuracy an investigation can do as much harm as good. Whether reporting to a single compliance officer, or to a special committee of a board of directors, or to a government authority such as the Department of Justice, the U.K. FCA or CFTC, we understand transparency and integrity of process are essential.
We are experienced at working with our clients to analyze the investigation results in real time and convey the results and their meaning to leaders within the company, to government authorities, and to other key stakeholders forreal world, real time use of what is learned.
Our Subject Matter Experience
We regularly conduct investigations relating to a broad range of topics; here are a few:
- FCPA and public corruption
- False government reporting
- Responses to government investigation demands
- Healthcare fraud and related self-reporting
- Whistleblower allegations
- Accounting irregularities
- Employee conduct management processes
- Misconduct of officers and directors
- Vendor misconduct
- Intellectual property rights infringement
- Trade Secrets theft
- Market manipulation
- Antitrust and Cartel behavior
- Money laundering
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Our attorneys are thought leaders. We teach investigations courses at Duke University School of Law and Wake Forest School of Law to help train the next generation.
We serve as panelists in continuing education events for the Bar and for industry leadership at SIFMA and other top industry and education events
We have been published by prestigious law reviews and media such as The New York University Law School, Annual Survey of American Law, Bloomberg, Westlaw, Inside Counsel, American Banker, Corporate Compliance on the topics important to the skillful conduct of internal investigations.