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Internal Investigations

We are often called on by in-house counsel and board of directors to conduct internal investigations related to governmental or criminal investigations, private litigation, or for internal use only. We conduct thorough and discreet internal investigations to help companies understand events and potential liabilities.

Our attorneys work with management or the board to make choices such as how to:

  • Voluntarily disclose criminal conduct to the government
  • Discipline responsible employees
  • Remedy and mitigate potential risks

Our team stresses preventing misconduct or criminal business activities, helping clients develop programs and policies that meet the requirements of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for Organizational Defendants, and are tailored to the criteria considered by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in deciding whether to bring criminal charges against a corporation.

When misconduct is found, and it is appropriate for the circumstances, we help companies make the best use of voluntary disclosure and government amnesty programs to minimize or avoid penalties.

We have conducted investigations across a wide spectrum of topics, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Our investigations also span the globe, including:

  • China
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • The Philippines
  • The Middle East
  • The United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Russia
  • South America