In today’s world of increased governmental scrutiny, businesses, executives, and other individuals need experienced attorneys who can respond quickly to requests for information from federal or state investigative agencies and who can perform prompt and comprehensive internal investigations. Robinson Bradshaw attorneys regularly represent clients in government and internal investigations. A small sample of these matters includes:
- The firm has represented clients in U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations relating to allegations of insider trading, accounting irregularities, market manipulation, and broker/dealer compliance. We are also experienced in helping public company clients address disclosure and reporting issues raised by investigations.
- Robinson Bradshaw has represented clients in connection with allegations of price-fixing, market allocation, and bid-rigging under Section 1 of the Sherman Act. The firm has assisted clients in negotiating proffer agreements and non-prosecution agreements with the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and in self-reporting Sherman Act violations.
- Robinson Bradshaw lawyers have coordinated matters for a client in a multi-faceted matter involving (i) investigations by a grand jury in the Southern District of New York, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Senate, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and various state revenue agencies, and (ii) several dozen concurrent civil lawsuits in various states on the East Coast.
- Robinson Bradshaw has served as counsel to corporate audit committees and special committees investigating allegations of accounting irregularities, lack of internal controls, insider trading, and misappropriation of corporate opportunities. These undertakings have included extensive experience in working with auditors and forensic accountants to uncover unlawful internal activities.
- Robinson Bradshaw has represented clients in investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor concerning a client’s contractor status and concerning the inclusion of employer stock in a client company’s 401(k) plan after its stock price fell precipitously.