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At some point, virtually every organization will be faced with the prospect of conducting some form of internal investigation. Any number of events may trigger such an investigation: a subpoena, search warrant or notice of investigation, an employee complaint, a shareholder demand, concerns from auditors, or even a media report that makes management aware of a potential legal issue. Whether the triggering event arises internally or externally, we act promptly to investigate the allegations and develop solutions to resolve the situation and limit our clients’ exposure. When our investigations uncover misconduct that may require notification of law enforcement, we assist clients in determining their reporting obligations and in developing strategies to minimize their exposure when reporting is required or advisable.
Our investigative counsel includes a former Assistant Attorney General and the lead investigator for a special investigative Commission, and the former operations director for a renowned corporate security firm. Our contacts and key strategic alliances enable us to assemble and field a remarkable collection of talent, including experts in computer forensics, forensic accountants, questioned document examiners, and a cadre of former federal, state and local law enforcement officers from across the United States.
We have extensive experience conducting internal and external investigations for corporate management, boards of directors, special committees, and both inside and outside counsel. We frequently conduct or consult on the following types of investigations:
- Fraud, theft, embezzlement
- Trade secret misappropriation
- Workplace harassment and discrimination
- Workplace violence (protective intelligence/threat assessment)
- Regulatory compliance audits and assessments
- Tracing and recovery of assets
- Code of conduct violations