In today’s legal and regulatory environment, the need for organizations to investigate and respond promptly to allegations of misconduct is more important than ever. The cost of ignoring these allegations can be severe, including the loss of grant funds, debarment, waiver of critical defenses in litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings, legal liability, increased legal fees, fines and costs, and even corporate criminal prosecution.
Our attorneys conduct comprehensive internal investigations that discreetly uncover the truth so that our clients can make informed and legally defensible decisions. Over the course of such investigations, we might partner with accountants, auditors, and other professionals to evaluate the potential wrongdoing and provide solutions for remediation. We have advised clients and conducted internal investigations in response to whistleblower complaints, complaints of sexual or racial harassment in the workplace, matters under investigation by government agencies, auditing irregularities, misallocation or misuse of funds, and matters subject to civil or administrative litigation.
In addition, we assist schools, colleges, and universities with thorough, prompt, and impartial Title IX, student conduct, and research misconduct investigations. We also conduct sophisticated investigations into areas of concern on behalf of an entity’s general counsel or board of directors. Our wide expanse of professional backgrounds provides a deep talent pool of areas of expertise within our firm to provide assistance and guidance as appropriate.
Our attorneys also represent individual targets of internal investigations and provide representation and defense against misconduct allegations, including investigations into allegations of scientific misconduct. We have particular experience in cases involving allegations of misconduct that are the subject of parallel government investigations as our Group includes former prosecutors.