Internal Investigations

Our lawyers are regularly asked by boards of directors, audit committees, corporate compliance departments, and public entities to conduct internal investigations arising from employment or whistleblower complaints. We have special expertise in investigating claims of fraud, employment retaliation, embezzlement, food safety violations, safety issues, securities violations, and many other types of alleged misconduct. We frequently work with companies in presenting investigative findings to corporate or government authorities and fashioning remedies and compliance efforts. Also, where appropriate, our lawyers work with law enforcement to respond to investigative findings.

Recent investigations of this nature have included:

  • Ethics investigations for various municipalities involving whistleblower and employment-related complaints.
  • Internal corporate investigation of fraud and false statement allegations regarding pharmaceutical companies’ new drug application.
  • Internal corporate investigation into pipeline company’s compliance with internal change of management procedures and federal safety regulations.
  • Internal corporate investigation relating to cyberattacks against publicly traded company’s email servers for information pertinent to trading in the company’s securities.
  • Internal corporate investigation for board of publicly traded company related to subsidiary executive's alleged misconduct in contract negotiations.
  • Internal investigation for county sheriff's office related to alleged sexual harassment in workplace.
  • Internal corporate investigation for compliance department of publicly traded company related to safety and compliance concerns raised by whistleblower