Corporate & Governmental Investigations

When corporations and their boards are confronted with with allegations of wrongdoing by their directors, officers or other employees, it is important to have counsel that can help the board act quickly to investigate the matter and develop a strategy that satisfies the potentially competing interests of the shareholders, the board, the management, and potentially the government, and who can pursue that strategy in court or before various government agencies. We have successfully advised and defended companies and their boards in a wide variety of such matter, including:

  • Represented audit committee of international construction company in investigation of foreign corrupt practices in various Central and South American countries. Resolved matter with no charges being filed and no penalties imposed.
  • Represented audit committee of medical supply company in investigation of fundraising improprieties and diversion of corporate assets.
  • Represented management of public pharmaceutical company in wide ranging special committee investigation into potential securities law violations.
  • Successfully defended SEC investigation of insider trading at health maintenance organization resulting in the SEC deciding not to charge the client with any wrongdoing.
  • Successfully defended CEO of technology firm in US Attorney investigation into manipulative trading, pump and dump gypsy swap schemes, resulting in no charges being brought against the client.
  • Successfully defended independent directors of pharmaceutical and securities companies in SEC investigations of insider trading. Charges were filed and client prevailed on all counts.
  • Successfully defended medical supply company in DOJ investigation of fraudulent billing practices resulting in non charges being filed.