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Our attorneys help clients develop and communicate ethics standards, policies and programs.  We provide guidance on best practices, charters and fiduciary duties of boards and committees.  Our counsel covers matters ranging from day-to-day operations to strategic transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, financings, and debt and equity offerings.  We regularly conduct legal audits regarding compliance issues, prepare and document codes of conduct and ethics policies, and conduct internal investigations of whistleblower allegations, accounting irregularities, and potential fraud and other wrongdoing.

When potential problems or conflicts are identified, we conduct internal investigations and provide effective solutions to reestablish compliance.  Areas of frequent concern include whistleblower protections, prohibitions against destroying, covering up or falsifying documents to impede, obstruct or influence a federal investigation, and increased penalties for securities fraud and white-collar crime.  We help companies establish, review and enforce policies to prevent inadvertent violations of these laws, and to minimize the likelihood of conflicts of interest.