We are experienced in handling internal investigations involving complex and highly-sensitive matters. Such investigations often arise from situations in which clients are faced with a range of legal and non-legal challenges, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, potential criminal prosecution, SEC and stock exchange enforcement actions, board of directors responses to shareholder litigation, regulatory compliance issues and corporate governance concerns. With practical experience in matters involving the SEC, the various stock exchanges, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), FTC, CPSC, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ), various offices of the Inspector General and offices of state Attorneys General, our attorneys are prepared to provide knowledgeable legal advice when these challenges arise. We conduct internal audits, reviews and investigations on behalf of clients to assist in isolating issues, identify issues that may result in civil, criminal, or monetary exposure, and assist clients in targeting and addressing internal matters that affect their businesses.
In addition, the CCRE Practice Group, having among its members both transactional and litigation attorneys, is able to blend all necessary skills and backgrounds to offer a depth of experience in compliance with policies and procedures, as well as counseling in the areas of corporate governance, ethics and best practices. We routinely assist with the review, modification, creation and implementation of policies and procedures for corporate entities to address local, state and federal regulatory and legal requirements. Being that many corporate investigations, audits and criminal matters arise from overlooked ethical issues, we offer proactive advice and insight to companies, management, boards of directors and special independent committees in order to help clients avoid potential ethical drawbacks.