Internal Investigations

When faced with handling sensitive allegations of potential misconduct, clients turn to us for thorough and efficient investigation and sound legal advice.

We routinely represent companies, boards of directors, special committees and individuals in wide-ranging types of investigations. In so doing, we develop a customized approach to each matter and bring deep knowledge in all facets of internal investigation practices, criminal and regulatory enforcement, securities laws, and fiduciary duty and corporate governance obligations.

We lead some of the most complex and high-profile internal investigations for clients from diverse industries, including technology, retail, consumer products, energy and natural resources, financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, telecommunications, and transportation. We quickly develop a strong understanding of our clients’ businesses and relevant facts and circumstances to outline the best approach.

Extensive Experience and Global Reach

Our teams have handled internal investigations (some of which have been government-initiated) covering a wide range of topics and practice areas. We conduct investigations in the United States and throughout the world, with particular expertise in managing investigations in China, Japan, Central and South America, Europe, and Africa. Below is a sampling of the types of substantive issues routinely involved in our investigations.

Anti-Corruption
& Bribery 

                Securities Laws
and Regulations
                Health Care
Practices
                Data Privacy &
Breaches
             
Ethics &
Compliance
  Fraud
  
  False Claims
  
  Bank Secrecy Act
  
             
Corporate
Governance
  Accounting
Practices
  Government
Contracts
  Anti-Money
Laundering
             
Insider Trading
     
  SOX/Dodd-Frank
Whistleblower
  Transaction
Diligence
  Banking
Regulations
             
Internal Controls
  

  Multilateral
Development Bank
Regulations
  Election Laws
  

  Antitrust &
Competition
  
             
Supply Chain
Integrity
  Sanctions/OFAC
  
  Fiduciary Duties
  
  Tax
  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • Efficient and Robust Investigation Procedures

    Whether handling a small, focused investigation or managing complex interrelated allegations, we develop a targeted approach to each engagement. We take into consideration other potential ramifications, including public disclosures, the possibility of self-reporting to a regulator, crisis communications, and potential and actual parallel proceedings. Our procedures are rigorous enough to ensure meaningful, credible and complete results, but flexible enough to tailor our investigative approach to both the issues at hand and the needs of our clients. This includes an initial assessment and identification of potential legal issues; factual investigation, including directing the work of forensic auditors or other third-party consultants as needed; advice regarding internal and external communications; and interactions with state and federal enforcement officials and regulators as needed.

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