If your business or organization is under investigation or suspect that illegal conduct has taken place, an internal investigation is often the most important step to take in protecting your interests and comply with your fiduciary duties. An internal investigation allows you to develop a full and complete understanding of the issue while insulating your organization against claims of complicity or a coverup.
It is essential that an internal investigation be conducted by attorneys, to ensure that it’s done correctly and in a manner that affords it the protections and confidentiality of the attorney-client privilege. An investigation carried out by experienced, former law enforcement officials enhances the integrity of the review in the eyes of law enforcement. And hiring a team that can move quickly to run down allegations is often critical.
As former federal prosecutors, we have supervised hundreds of law enforcement investigations. And in private practice, we have conducted internal investigations for a diverse array of different companies and organizations.
We have been involved in internal investigations of allegations of:
- Health care fraud
- Securities fraud
- Environmental violations
- Misuse of computer equipment
- Drug trafficking
- Employee misconduct