Internal Investigations

The attorneys in our Internal Investigations Practice Group have decades of experience representing individuals and companies in a wide range of industries in the most sensitive matters through thorough investigation and skillful negotiation. 

When issues arise at a company, we understand the benefit of timely resolution. Our team quickly delivers the knowledge and resources needed to undertake complex and time-pressured internal investigations. The group has extensive experience in counseling clients on corporate governance, remediation, self-disclosure options and repayments. They also represent entities and individual in investigations resulting from CIDs or subpoenas from state and federal prosecutors and enforcement agencies. Increasingly, investigations are parallel, multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional endeavors involving serious allegations of fraud, kickbacks and False Claims Act Violations. Our collective experience in criminal, civil, and administrative matters positions the firm to efficiently represent entities and individuals facing these parallel government investigations and proceedings. Providing a coordinated and consistent defense in the face of such parallel proceedings has been the hallmark of our practice for decades.

Our members, many of whom previously worked as prosecutors or regulators, have years of experience in counseling and defending clients in the context of whistle blower allegations, government agent interviews, grand jury matters, administrative subpoenas and civil investigative demands, search warrants, regulatory hearings, parallel civil and criminal proceedings, and when necessary, in the courtroom.

Our experience includes conducting independent investigations on behalf of audit committees, special litigation committees and independent directors, as well as conducting confidential internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients or management. We also represent individual directors and officers if they are subjects of internal investigations. Our investigation team has access to the expertise of our firms nationally recognized labor and employment practice group. 

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SEC Enforcement Highlights 2023
January 08, 2024

Under the leadership of SEC Chair Gary Gensler and the Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Gurbir Grewal, the SEC’s enforcement program remained demonstrably aggressive in FY 2023. The SEC filed 784 enforcement actions, imposed the second-highest total of $4.94 billion in aggregate monetary relief (surpassed only by FY 2022), brought a multitude of actions for violations that arguably di [...]