An internal investigation is a critical step when determining the existence of a problem. The process should provide clarity and not chaos. Our lawyers understand that these sensitive matters must be handled with minimal disruption to the business and reported in a manner that provides answers and guidance.
Our team has extensive experience conducting complex internal investigations on behalf of corporate boards, companies, educational institutions, hospitals and agencies. These matters often involve regulatory compliance, employment issues, fraud, corporate governance, and criminal misconduct. Our lawyers regularly represent clients on these and other matters in in state and federal criminal investigations, state and federal agency administrative proceedings, and in related civil litigation. This work includes interacting on behalf of the client with entities such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve, and political oversight committees.
Limiting the client’s public exposure is always a priority for our team. However, it isn’t uncommon for companies to come under intense public scrutiny before, during and after an internal investigation, which is why all of the lawyers on this team are trained in crisis management and routinely work with public relations professionals.
Finally, once the investigation is complete we work closely with clients to develop appropriate remediation plans and risk assessments.