Morrison & Foerster has extensive experience conducting a wide range of internal investigations for companies around the world. We have represented companies, board committees, and individuals in some of the most sensitive and high-profile internal investigations, involving complex accounting and disclosure issues, whistleblower claims, potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), potential violations of competition laws, and other issues. These investigations are both internally generated and in response to governmental investigations, often involving multiple jurisdictions.
When making assessments and recommendations, we recognize that early and assertive crisis management can increase a company’s credibility with its shareholders, regulators, prosecutors, and auditors, and can eliminate or mitigate its exposure.
Our lawyers continue to lead sensitive internal investigations for clients from diverse industries, including aerospace, consulting and professional services, consumer products and services, government and defense contracts, e-commerce and Internet, electronics and manufacturing, energy, financial services, information technology, life sciences and health care, software development and sales, and transportation, among others. We frequently represent companies, audit committees, special litigation committees, officers, or directors, whether in connection with pending litigation or regulatory inquiries, or before any action is commenced.
Here is what they say about us:
Major player in the securities and commercial litigation spheres with the capacity to take on national and international cases. Adept at handling high-profile disputes for clients in a range of industries, including health care, financial services and pharmaceuticals. Retains strength in securities class action work as well as investigations and derivative actions. – Chambers USA 2015
Offers a broad range of representation in corporate criminal defense and government investigations. Combines notable trial experience with significant regulatory expertise when handling domestic and international proceedings. – Chambers USA 2015
The firm is excellent. They provide the hard advice, but also manage complex global investigations seamlessly. – Chambers USA 2015
“Offers a broad range of representation in corporate criminal defense and government investigations. Combines notable trial experience with significant regulatory expertise when handling domestic and international proceedings.”
(Chambers USA 2015)
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