Structuring Investigations In Light Of UK Privilege Case
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.
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.
|Data Privacy &
||Bank Secrecy Act
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.