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Internal Investigations

We have conducted complex internal investigations for some of the world’s leading companies, including in the financial, real estate, health care, industrial, automotive, energy, retail, and entertainment sectors. Many of our investigations required simultaneous investigative work in multiple countries and working in partnership with domestic and foreign enforcement authorities, even when those authorities were working at cross purposes. Our investigations have covered every type of business crime imaginable, including securities fraud, insider trading, foreign bribery, antitrust, accounting violations, economic sanctions violations, cyber-based offenses, money laundering, embezzlement, false billing, and off-label marketing. We work fast and efficiently. We are known by enforcement authorities here and abroad as “straight shooters,” whether we are disclosing wrongdoing or defending against inaccurate or false allegations. We have consistently mitigated or eliminated penalties when enforcement authorities are involved and helped quietly remediate many problems when they are not.

Representative Cases

  • Conducted independent internal investigation of hedge fund for alleged misappropriation of client funds and improper accounting practices. After internal investigation found CFO responsible but exonerated CEO, Securities and Exchange Commission declined to file case against fund and its CEO.
  • Conducted internal investigation for international auto parts manufacturer after Department of Justice subpoena based on alleged price fixing. After report to Department of Justice, corporate amnesty obtained on some products; criminal plea and fine negotiated for German subsidiary for other products; compliance procedures enhanced.
  • Conducted internal investigation for national managed care company, based on alleged price fixing of reimbursement rates. After self-report to Department of Justice, criminal charges declined.
  • Conducted internal investigation for international media company after allegations of foreign bribery surfaced. Allegations proved unfounded, but compliance procedures enhanced and some personnel subject to disciplinary measures.
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