In representing commercial enterprises and not-for-profit organizations in a variety of sensitive and complex internal investigations, the Firm uses forensic accountants, private investigators, and sophisticated computer tools to discover, analyze, and report misconduct, and to pursue it vigorously on behalf of clients. Such matters have included:
- Representation of a not-for-profit and charitable organization whose executive director embezzled over a million dollars over a period of three years. The Firm conducted a full investigation and reported its findings to the New York Attorney General. The perpetrator was convicted of a felony and sent to State prison.
- Assisting a professional service firm victimized by a member of the support staff who falsified client financial documents and embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Firm worked closely with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office to obtain a criminal conviction and full restitution of all stolen funds. A parallel civil action resulted in recovery of the client’s investigation costs.
- Advising a financial services firm whose key administrative assistant engaged in extensive theft through massive abuse of computer technology. After being terminated for such misconduct, the employee sued. The Firm investigated and reported the matter to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. The staff member withdrew the lawsuit and pleaded guilty to the theft.
- Responding to the concerns of several major international banks and brokerage firms who suspected that members of their staffs were committing regulatory violations and related misconduct. The Firm’s investigations and reports led to the discipline and termination of culpable individuals and the revision of procedures to minimize the danger of recurrent violations.