We conduct internal corporate investigations related to governmental or criminal investigations, private litigation, or for internal use only. We conduct thorough and discreet internal investigations to help the company understand what has taken place. When misconduct is found, we can help companies make use of voluntary disclosure government amnesty programs to minimize or avoid penalties. We then work with management or the board to make choices such as how to voluntarily disclose criminal conduct to the government, how to discipline those responsible, and whether to waive or retain the attorney-client privilege with regard to the investigation. We also work with the client to develop and implement measures to prevent recurrence.
We also stress prevention with regard to 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 in deciding whether to bring criminal charges against a corporation.