Corporate Compliance and Investigations

Our corporate compliance attorneys assist business clients in the U.S. and abroad in protecting the business, as well as its directors and executive officers, from the risk of civil, criminal and regulatory violations. Among other things, an effective corporate compliance program helps establish that the company is taking the necessary steps to prevent and remedy fraud and criminal misconduct.  Our corporate compliance practice group attorneys help clients design and implement the appropriate internal controls, policies and procedures expected by governmental enforcement agencies, shareholders and third parties, thereby helping to mitigate liability. Our attorneys include former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors and in-house counsel, and have particular expertise in the anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, anti-human trafficking, data security and privacy, and trade compliance areas. We represent companies and organizations in conducting risk assessments and compliance reviews, designing and conducting regulatory and workplace compliance training, drafting policies and codes of conduct, and developing and helping to implement third-party due diligence processes. Whatever the size of your business, we can conduct an objective analysis of your company’s compliance efforts, and recommend specific measures and remedial actions that should be taken for your protection.

Our experience as former prosecutors and as in-house counsel prepares us to handle complex internal company investigations. Our attorneys advise audit committees, boards of directors, and in-house counsel on compliance and liability issues, and have conducted investigations involving a broad range of topics including accounting irregularities, bribery, healthcare fraud, insider trading and whistleblower claims, to name a few. Although we are mindful of our role as independent investigators, our experience enables us to strike the right balance given the practicalities of modern-day company life and the difficult decisions that companies often face in today’s complex legal environment.