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Last Updated on: 6th August 2023, 04:29 pm
Corporate Crimes: Bribery, Corruption, and More
Instances of bribery, corruption, and other corporate crimes can have severe consequences for a business organization. From internal discord to public reputational ruin that may be irreparable, the repercussions of these types of allegations can be both fast and harsh. Therefore, it is crucial to conduct an immediate and thorough investigation into any such accusations.
At Spodek Law Group, we offer corporate investigations services to represent businesses in corruption, bribery and other corporate crime investigations across the nation. We provide strategic and efficient representation that focuses on uncovering the truth so that our clients can take steps toward practical solutions.
Federal Counsel for Companies Charged with Corporate Crimes
Our practice covers all matters related to bribery, corrupt practices, and other federal statutory offenses. This includes investigations involving possible violations of laws such as anti-bribery statutes (18 U.S.C.), False Claims Act (FCA), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (SEA), Sherman Antitrust Act among others.
We deal with investigations into companies under these statutes targeting a wide range of possible crimes committed by executives or employees acting on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys’ wealth of experience in federal criminal matters enables us to ensure that all relevant issues are revealed during the investigative procedure while assisting you in carefully weighing your options going forward.
Expert Legal Representation Before During And After Corporate Criminal Investigations
Here at Spodek Law Group we stand with our clients before during after corporate criminal investigations providing strategic advice custom-fitted to every stage of the process.
Strategic Planning And Due Diligence In The Pre-Investigation Phase
Before commencing a corporate criminal investigation tactical planning due diligence will often be required in order to make certain that the scope is appropriate & carried out efficiently & discreetly as possible.
Corporate Criminal Investigations
When conducting a corporate investigation we work tirelessly towards achieving our client’s desired result of a clear picture of whether or not a corporate crime has been committed. As independent counsel, we bring an unbiased perspective on all the issues and evidence, and our only aim is to reveal the truth.
Remedial Measures Reporting Compliance And Enforcement Post-Investigation
Unless the investigation results conclusively reveal that no criminal infractions have been committed, at its completion there remains more work to be done. The requisite responsive measures in the aftermath of an investigation will be dictated by the outcome of the investigation itself.
Seven Best Practices in Corporate Criminal Investigations: Advice for Achieving Positive Results
The specific allegations notwithstanding regardless of what federal agency might be gearing up their own investigation some best practices should be followed in course of corporate criminal investigations:
1. Protection Of Attorney-Client Privilege – Protecting attorney-client privilege is crucial in all matters that carry implications for a company’s civil or criminal liability.
2. Carrying Out Witness Interviews – Performing witness interviews can be classed as both an art and science.
3. Uncovering And Keeping Documentary Evidence Secured – To perform searches personnel can be instructed not to remove or destroy potentially-relevant documentation.
4. Entering Into Joint Defense Agreements – A joint defense agreement allows two unrelated parties to communicate with regards to a federal criminal matter without breaching attorney-client privilege.
5. Documentation Of The Investigation Itself – At every stage it is also prudent to document the investigation itself.
6. Focusing On The Future At All Times – When performing a corporate investigation people involved should keep forward vision in sight at all times.
7.Avoiding Missteps That Could Be Seen As Complicity Finally when carrying out a corporate criminal investigation people involved must avoid miscues that could translate as complicity.
In conclusion, bribery, corruption, and other corporate crimes are serious offenses that require immediate attention from legal experts like Spodek Law Group who specialize in corporate investigations. Our team of attorneys has the experience and expertise to handle all types of federal criminal allegations, from insider trading to bribery of public officials. We work for government contractors, healthcare providers, and other public and private companies across all sectors providing strategic advice custom-fitted to every stage of the process.