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Bracewell represents public and private corporations, officers, boards of directors and senior executives in internal, government and agency investigations.  We provide experienced guidance on corporate compliance and governance issues related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, SEC regulations, Department of Justice compliance standards, and exchange listing requirements.  

Our lawyers work with clients to create a governance infrastructure that supports accuracy, accountability and transparency on even the most sensitive corporate governance issues.  We provide confidential, effective advice regarding:

  • Special inquiries of fraud and misconduct allegations
  • Internal audits and forensic investigations
  • Internal control issues
  • Recovery of assets taken through illegal schemes
  • Development of corporate compliance programs
  • Disclosure obligations and requirements
  • Counseling boards of directors in transactions with controlling stockholders
  • Whistleblower allegations
  • Governmental agency and prosecutorial investigations.

Our team includes former United States Attorneys, former Fortune 500 general counsel and executives, and corporate securities litigators with extensive federal, state and local trial experience.  We work closely with counsel from our trial and corporate practices, many of whom concentrate on specific areas of fraud, securities, corporate governance and accounting irregularities. 

We help general counsel and boards of directors develop standards and implement policies regarding corporate compliance programs, director and officer liability insurance, records retention and destruction, conflicts of interest, auditor independence, and accuracy and completeness of proxies and other financial filings.  We balance the demands of financial, social and political stakeholders, provide advice and solutions that enable our clients to protect their businesses and minimize risks.