Increasingly, general counsel, management and boards of directors confront claims of alleged wrongdoing, ethical violations or other forms of misconduct on the part of the company, its employees or agents. Whether these allegations are leveled by a whistleblower, shareholder or employee, or are identified through a compliance program or regulatory inquiry, lawyers on the White Collar Defense and Investigations team are ready to assist.
We conduct prompt and diligent investigations of the claims and issues at play, and offer advice and counsel to management, boards of directors and board committees regarding what occurred and next steps. Our investigations routinely require the resolution of complex factual issues and involve local, national and, in some cases, international components. Some of these investigations have included:
Consistent with the White Collar Defense and Investigations team's experience in investigations and criminal defense matters, the firm has been appointed as monitor of an international bank in connection with the Enron Task Force, as well as monitor of a large healthcare company in connection with Medicaid and Medicare practices. The detailed work required in these federal monitorships has drawn upon and enhanced the group's investigative capabilities.