Kramer Levin regularly conducts internal investigations in a wide variety of settings involving highly sensitive matters. Our lawyers have conducted investigations into potential health care fraud, government contracting fraud, accounting fraud, insider trading, workplace harassment and discrimination, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, among other alleged wrongdoing.
Our lawyers work hand in hand with our clients’ legal and compliance personnel at every stage of an internal investigation, including in developing an investigative plan, preserving relevant data, maintaining confidentiality, and advising whether and how regulators should be notified and remedial action should be taken. Our team also regularly counsels clients in evaluating and instituting risk-mitigating policies and procedures, and on several occasions has been hired directly by boards of directors to assess company compliance programs. Our lawyers draw on decades of experience in advising clients how to minimize their enterprise risks.
We also have experience in performing due diligence for health care companies, defense contractors and financial services firms. On numerous occasions, we have assisted private equity firms in completing due diligence on their portfolio companies, particularly with regard to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. We regularly perform investigations involving non-U.S. operations on behalf of our clients. As part of this work, we help our clients understand and assess legal compliance matters in connection with proposed mergers, acquisitions, collaborations and dispositions.