Investigations Services For Corporate Fraud Defense & Prevention
Emergency Management: Prudent. Practical. Potent.
Your employee threatens to file a report against you. Property from your company mysteriously goes missing. The accounting appears to be off. A staff member downloaded some trade secrets or otherwise violated your confidential intellectual property. You require a discrete resolution of a circumstance involving sexual misconduct. There has been an investigation by law enforcement at your business for fraud. A data breach or billing error may force you to self-report. One of your shareholders attempts to blackmail the company. You are undergoing some litigation that is going way too far. You face the possibility of a whistleblower claim. For any of these circumstances, it is critical that you avoid the top mistake of emergency management: to panic. Make no snap decisions. Instead, seek experienced assistance with your Corporate Investigations needs at Spodek Law Group
Spodek Law Group is your firm for corporate investigation in times of crisis. Well practiced lawyers, seasoned prosecutors, and former FBI Supervisors with Top-Security clearances serve corporations large and small whenever and wherever anyone attempts to bring down what you have worked hard to establish. We boast over 100 years of leading posts within the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Our firm is a one-stop-shop to handle any kind of corporate crisis — from employment litigation to fraud detection to cybersecurity, we offer discreet, potent and practical internal corporate investigations services.
We Protect What’s Important
Spodek Law Group works to protect everything that’s important to you: your business, your ideas, your assets, your intellectual property—and your good name and reputation both in person and online. Top-ranking former officials from the FBI and the DOJ with decades of investigative experience in some of the most notorious legal cases in the country are at your service to execute effective and proven tactics for people, brand and corporate protection.
Investigation Services We Provide
The majority of our clients call us when their company is under attack from either internal adversaries or external threats. Our lawyers can work with you in any situation. We handle any type of suspected activity, including but not limited to litigation situations, corporate fraud and abuse, government investigations, cyberattacks and unfavorable media and press reporting. Additionally, Spodek Law Group works within its tried and true Emergency Contamination Framework by bringing things under control before they escalate or reach the public domain. Spodek Law Group is a well respected name in fraud prevention and limiting clients’ public exposure.
Full Scale Internal Investigations
Fraud Discovery & Forensic Accounting
Assistance withFinancial Reporting and Disclosure
Litigation Involving Whistleblowers
Corporate Defense Law
Prevention Of Fraud & Litigation
Undercover Investigations in Corporations
Investigations into Possible Corruption & Corporate Misconduct
Assessment & Mitigation of Damages
Services in Expert Testimony
Projects We Undertake
We come to the table with first hand expertise from the FBI and law enforcement to commence, coordinate, and carry out corporate investigations. Our team of high-ranking professionals are prepared to assist you and your business to mitigate or do away with escalation, public exposure, or any potential government probing. The list of services we furnish includes the defense and prevention strategies against corruption, fraud, theft, employee misconduct, and safeguarding your online presence.
Emergency Management in Crisis
Self-Reporting and Self-Disclosures
Data Breaches and HIPAA Violations
Prevention & Defense Against Federal Crime
Litigation Involving Shareholders
Fraud and Bribery Investigations
Intellectual Property Theft
Threats to Your Cybersecurity
Situations Involving Hostile Employee
Sexual Misconduct and Diversity Cases
Management of Your Online Reputation
No Company Is Too Small to Warrant Good Protection
Our proven solutions can be customized to the size of your corporation and the specifics of your case. We have experience working with multinational conglomerates, well-established multi-million-dollar corporations, as well as start-up businesses. We treat all with the same professionalism and enthusiasm as we work toward their security goals. Our job is to defend your company against any compliance problems or anyone who poses a threat.
Our Client Roster Includes:
Board of Directors
Businesses from Start-Up to Multi-Billion Dollar Firms
Banks, Investment Firms and other Financial Sector Companies
Accounting and Law Firms
Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies
Petroleum, Oil & Gas Corporations
Compliance Officers and Corporate Integrity Managers
Internal Corporate Investigations Services FAQs:
Q: What would prompt a company to hire outside counsel to handle internal corporate investigations?
A: The multitude of benefits to engaging outside counsel to take care of an internal corporate investigation include the following:
Q: Why can’t my company’s in-house legal counsel deal with this investigation?
A: Perhaps they could, but there are numerous reasons why this might not be the best idea for your company under these circumstances. In addition to legal counsel, you also require the services of expert investigators. At Spodek Law Group, attorneys who are former senior agents with the FBI and other agencies offer critical insights for strategically investigating allegations of corporate misconduct.
Q: If I engage external counsel to conduct my investigation, how long will all of this take?
A: The duration depends on the specific issues that need to be addressed. That said, engaging the right law firm can potentially speed up the investigative process in many ways. Upon engaging our firm for your corporation’s investigation, our attorneys and investigators are on the ground within 24 hours, and we put work into the investigation around the clock for as long as we need to. As a result of our experience dealing with corporate investigations, we are well equipped to handle the process with much more efficiency than in-house lawyers whose practice is focused in other areas (and who are still required to continue to take care of their day-to-day responsibilities).
Q: Which documents and communications are under the protection of the attorney-client privilege?
A: In an internal corporate investigation that is appropriately structured, all relevant documents and communications are protected by the attorney-client privilege. Included in this are all communications between every member of the investigation team, all reports and all the records generated during the investigation.
Q: Which members of the internal staff should be involved in a corporate investigation?
A: The answer to this question relies upon the scope and nature of the investigation. Also important is identifying potential witnesses and who may have been involved in the alleged misconduct. Apart from that, the internal personnel who should be called upon to assist outside counsel include owners, executives, or board members, as well as in-house counsel. Such personnel as senior IT employees, for example, should be tapped for subject-matter related to their position and expertise.
Q: How would investigators interview employees without risking disclosure of the investigation?
A: Handling effective witness interviews can be one of the most challenging processes in an internal corporate investigation. At Spodek Law Group., we depend upon our attorneys’ and former federal agents’ extensive investigative experience to utilize interview strategies that are based on the facts and circumstances involved in each unique investigation we handle.
Q: What risks come with the choice not to conduct an internal corporate investigation?
A: The greatest risk of choosing not to conduct an internal corporate investigation is that the company’s owners, executives, or board members remain in the dark. You can’t know if there are issues that must be addressed, and you won’t be aware what federal authorities might discover if they issue a subpoena in connection with a civil or criminal investigation.
Q: If an investigation reveals evidence of employee misconduct, what is the next step?
A: In the event that an internal corporate investigation uncovers evidence of employee misconduct, this usually means that several steps will be taken immediately. Depending on the particular misconduct at issue, this might include: (i) disciplining the staff member (or members) involved, (ii) taking internal corrective action, (iii) drafting and distributing an update of the company’s policies and procedures, and/or (iv) self-disclosing the issue to the relevant federal authorities.
Q: How should companies treat federal regulators when investigations bring corporate wrongdoing to light?
A: A tactful, strategic, and forward-thinking approach is required when dealing with federal regulators in the face of evidence of corporate wrongdoing. If the wrongdoing triggers a self-disclosure obligation, federal authorities are presently in the process of reviewing your company’s business or recordkeeping practices, or the possibility that a federal investigation could soon follow is real, the leadership team will have to make informed decisions and engage outside legal advice to pursue a course of action that reduces the risk of civil or criminal penalties.
Q: What can I do to make sure the issues that triggered the investigation aren’t repeated?
A: One of the most important responsive measures in the wake of an internal corporate investigation is implementing appropriate measures to ensure that the issue doesn’t happen again. If you can demonstrate to federal authorities that your people are taking the matter seriously, this can be a huge factor in preventing formal enforcement action. Conversely, if you let the issue persist, this can have the opposite effect. At Spodek Law Group, on top of our services as corporate investigations and federal defense counsel, we provide corporate compliance representation.
Why Spodek Law Group – Your Firm for Corporate Investigations
Your Security Lies in Our Experience
The former FBI special agents on our team were certified at the FBI Academy in Quantico in conducting investigations. They offer our clients more than 10,000 law enforcement operations combined, not just involving the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department but also concurrent agencies like assignments with the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Secret Service, local police, and federal emergency response teams.
Spodek Law Group is a network of lawyers and former Justice Department officials who are at your disposal whenever you need protection for your name and livelihood. In our network, we have highly decorated former FBI and IRS supervisors, former U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors, and other carefully chosen professionals all united by the goal to be available immediately to protect you and your business.
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