Practice Areas

Investigations and Corporate Compliance

Businesses today confront a challenging corporate compliance environment.  Investigations are increasingly complex, as regulators participate in formal task forces or coordinate their investigations with counterparts in multiple jurisdictions. Enforcement authorities use more aggressive techniques in their investigations, such as paid whistleblowers, wiretaps and massive subpoenas of documents. In addition, business misconduct which at one time was not prosecuted, or was addressed through civil enforcement proceedings, is now the subject of criminal investigations.

Mitchell Williams lawyers recognize that the best approach to compliance is to assure that business is conducted in a lawful manner.  We work proactively with clients to develop and deploy corporate policies and business practices which will ensure that potential problems are detected and corrected early.

Our group of former prosecutors and enforcement officials is skilled in conducting investigations in a variety of business contexts.  We provide company management and boards of directors with sound legal judgment, giving them the ability to manage the results of investigations both internally and in response to regulators, prosecutors and private plaintiffs.

Mitchell Williams lawyers have the experience to handle both the initial and collateral consequences of government investigations: pre-investigation prevention and mitigation, internal investigations or defense of a government investigation, or resolution through settlement or trial.