Risk Assessment and Mitigation for Corporations
A key aspect of running a successful business is mitigating risk. The lawyers and former federal agents on our team help our clients identify and assess risks so they can be proactively addressed before they lead to substantial liability and reputational harm.
For all companies, effectively risk management is a critical component in maintaining profitability. Also, it is a fundamental part of compliance. Knowing what your company is required to do and when it needs to do it is an important step toward meeting many statutory and regulatory obligations. For public corporations and private companies that have outside investors, effectively risk management is also essential to keeping shareholders satisfied, and derivative claims often arise out of allegations that company leaders are not taking adequate steps to protect the company’s assets and finances.
Our law firm serves as legal counsel in risk assessment and mitigation to companies across America. Our attorneys are seasoned professionals who come to the table with decades of real-world experience identifying, responding to, and limiting threats to corporate stability. Some of the members of our senior law team served at high levels in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in previous careers. This real world experience gives you access to direct insights into the kinds of risks that could potentially lead to federal enforcement action and civil or criminal prosecution.
Along with our former prosecutors and our lawyers who have devoted their entire careers to serving the private sector, our team also includes a number of former federal agents. Among them are former Special Agents, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Division, Supervisory Special Agents, and Special Agents-in-Charge with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General (OIG). This cadre of consultants provides a unique perspective for our private sector business clients. They are capable of examining issues and assessing risks in a way that only trained federal agents can.
Every company faces risk on some level. Whether it is the risk of customer and employee lawsuits or the risk of federal investigations targeting non-compliance with a multitude of different statutes, all businesses have risks that they need to overcome. An effective compliance program is the first line of defense against liability, reputational harm, and the potential for federal prosecution. Our firm provides comprehensive representation for companies across the nation.
So what if you don’t have a holistic picture of your company’s compliance requirements? Also, what if your company is currently facing new risks that it had not faced in the past? What if, in spite of your compliance efforts, a problem has arisen that necessitates an immediate and decisive response?
The team at our firm will conduct risk assessments on your behalf under a wide range of circumstances. Whether we have the chance to assist you proactively to avoid a liability risk or we are assess your company’s potential exposure after an event that has already taken place, we can move quickly to pull together the information we need to advise you effectively. We can then implement a strategy that mitigates your company’s risk to the greatest extent possible. We furnish these services in all areas of statutory and regulatory compliance:
Inside the scope of these compliance areas, corporate risks can become a threat under a variety of different circumstances. Businesses can also face serious liability exposure and risk of loss because of such issues as corporate fraud, theft of intellectual property, and crises. Our lawyers, investigators, and consultants carry out risk assessments and serve as mitigation counsel for matters as follows:
We can represent you in lawsuits with vendors, suppliers, and competitors. Such suits can disrupt business operations and have you incur unnecessary costs. This is a fact whether your company needs to take legal action in case of a breach or other misconduct or you need to defend your company against allegations of impropriety. We will investigate the underlying factual conditions, advise you of the possible risks of alternative approaches to the dispute, and efficiently move forward with a pre-litigation resolution.
This can have a variety of direct and indirect implications. Instances of corporate fraud can escalate rapidly if not handled effectively. The attorneys at our firm have experience in a wide range of fraud-related cases, and we can assist your company to reach a favorable resolution in matters involving:
Investment and loan fraud
Response to Crisis and Disaster
If any kind of crisis or disaster threatens your company’s financial stability and its public image, minimizing the risk of loss requires a swift and tactical response. We provide comprehensive crisis management representation for companies large and small in matters ranging from public sexual harassment allegations to federal allegations of large-scale fraud.
Due Diligence for Acquisitions and Other Corporate Transactions
Minimizing risk in connection with acquisitions and other corporate transactions necessitates full knowledge of all relevant facts. We serve as your due diligence counsel in all your domestic and cross-border transactions connected with private and publicly-traded companies. We employ a litany of resources to ensure that our clients have the entire cache of information they need to make well informed decisions.
After some years in business, employee claims become virtually inevitable. On top of the help we provide our clients in adopting and implement protective policies and procedures, we also furnish diligent legal representation for replying to employee claims of:
Discrimination and Harassment
Labor Law Violations
Wage and Hour Violations
Federal Audits and Investigations
You can get full-service legal representation from us for all kinds of federal audits and investigations. The attorneys, investigators, and consultants on our team boast centuries of combined experience on both sides of federal investigations involving the DOJ, FBI, IRS, OIG, and all other large federal law enforcement agencies. Also, we have specific experience helping clients evade substantial liability in audits carried out by federal agencies and government contractors.
Federal Statutory and Regulatory Compliance
Proactively identifying federal statutory and regulatory compliance obligations and taking the measures necessary in implementing an effective federal compliance program requires a complete assessment of your company’s risks at the federal level. Because of our team members’ extensive experience investigating, prosecuting, and defending against federal statutory and regulatory violation charges, we are well-positioned to assist your company in avoid costly compliance mistakes.
Data Security Breaches and Hacking
This continues to be a very relevant concern for all manner of company, both with regard to protecting their proprietary information. It is also important with regard to protecting their clients’ and customers’ personally identifying information (PII). In the event that your company has suffered a data breach or is up against a potential cybersecurity threat, we can move quickly to mitigate any damage and deal with any federal reporting or disclosure obligations on behalf of your company.
Intellectual Property Theft
If your intellectual property assets are misappropriated, it can quickly lead to substantial harm for any type of company. If a startup or competitor is posting confusingly-similar online branding strategy or an erstwhile employee is utilizing your company’s customer list or patented technology, your response must be swift, strategic, and effective. Our corporate clients get our full service with respect to matters involving theft of all forms of intellectual property. We vigorously defend our clients against allegations of misappropriation as well. Our lawyers, investigators, and consultants handle matters including:
Licensing and distribution issues
Public Disclosure and Reputational Harm
These days, if any issue goes public, it has the potential to spread rapidly. Businesses that lose control of the narrative may suffer substantial reputational harm, and loyal clients could be lost forever. We have extensive experience in handling negative publicity problems on behalf of our clients, and our team can get started immediately if your company’s reputation is in question.
Proven Lawyers. Experienced Investigators and Consultants. Results That Last.
Regardless of what risk (or risks) your company is up against, our team can make certain that the consequences are no greater than totally necessary. We are your strategic advisors and tireless advocates, and we will do whatever it takes to make certain that our clients’ interests are covered. When you decide to work with Spodek Law Group as your company’s risk assessment and mitigation attorney, you can expect:
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We provide superior service, excellent results, at a level superior to other criminal defense law firms. Regardless of where your case is, nationwide, we can help you.
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