With companies under more scrutiny than ever, conducting an internal investigation seems to be a matter of when rather than if. Whether it stems from an internal complaint, whistleblower action or an agency inquiry, how a business handles an investigation is crucial to its credibility. We understand the difficulties that accompany an internal investigation and take a mindful approach to all aspects of it — from how the investigation may impact daily operations to employee morale to brand reputation.
We have led investigations arising from allegations of management misconduct, securities violations, insider trading and healthcare fraud, to claims of environmental violations and false claims in government contracting. We have represented companies, special committees, directors, officers and employees. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, we leverage the substantive experience of attorneys across our corporate, tax, government and environmental practices to bring a well-rounded team to the issue at hand. We have worked with federal and state agencies in a variety of contexts, which allows for a foundation of credibility with government personnel that is extremely valuable as we take steps to minimize business interruptions and seek to achieve a prompt and satisfactory resolution. We negotiate and work with the government to control the amount and kind of property demanded or seized and to protect our clients' sensitive information. We also make sure government agencies understand and appreciate each client's business in the context of their industry's standards, factors that can greatly influence the outcome of an investigation.