We have conducted many sensitive internal investigations of potential wrongdoing for businesses, board committees, special committees and general counsels to assess the risk of criminal or civil liability to the organization and its individuals. We have also conducted such investigations on behalf of non-profit and public-sector entities in a broad range of contexts.
We quickly and discreetly gather and analyze data and conduct interviews of key employees to evaluate potential claims of wrongdoing within the organization. We make independent assessments and recommendations to our clients, recognizing that early and aggressive crisis management can enhance credibility with law enforcement officials, regulators and/or investigators and can eliminate or mitigate the client’s exposure to civil or criminal liability. A discreet, thorough, and effective internal investigation enables management and other decision makers to make informed judgments when confronted with issues raised by those both inside and outside of the company. Our experience allows us to quickly gather and analyze data and make recommendations whether or not to voluntarily disclose damaging information to governmental agencies. If disclosure is warranted, we work with the client on disclosing the information and maximizing the benefits of making the disclosure. These investigations are also regularly conducted in conjunction with civil litigation to develop the facts of a case and to effectively analyze an adverse party’s claims.
- Acute health care facility in an internal investigation of fraudulent billing practices leading to a voluntary disclosure to law enforcement. The employees responsible for the fraud were successfully prosecuted based upon evidence gathered during the internal investigation.
- Formed and served as Special Council to a Municipal Investigation Committee. The Committee was formed for the purpose to investigate potential wrongdoing by a contractor tasked with renovating certain landmarked areas within the municipal limits.
- Prominent children’s hospital and its Board in an internal investigation of fraudulent billing practices.
- Corporate clients in sensitive internal investigations relating to a variety of criminal and civil matters.