Internal Investigations & Corporate Compliance

Companies of all sizes facing an existential crisis involving potential internal wrongdoing ­— or intense regulatory scrutiny of their internal operations — need an experienced outside attorney with sharp investigative skills to unearth the facts, present them clearly and provide actionable advice. Clients in a wide array of industries depend on Matthew to conduct comprehensive internal investigations when they are dealing with serious allegations of internal malfeasance, illegal or unethical activity.

Matthew employs skills developed in the course of his diverse criminal and regulatory defense practice to ascertain the facts and provide a detailed plan of action. In these matters, Matthew must triage and react on behalf of his corporate clients — often while managing the coordinated efforts of other complementary professionals such as accountants and digital forensics experts — to serious matters such as potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, embezzlement, kickbacks, bribery, fraud, trade secret misappropriation, sexual harassment, regulatory compliance issues and executive misconduct.

When an investigation is complete, Matthew provides clear advice to company boards and executives on next steps that should be taken to mitigate liability and preserve the company’s reputation and otherwise comply with legal and regulatory obligations.

Some of Matthew’s most recent internal investigation engagements have included, but are not limited to:

  • A manufacturer under scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice for alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • A talent agency that sustained a multi-million dollar theft by its outside bookkeeper
  • Service industry clients facing allegations of labor, employment and safety code violations
  • A manufacturer accused of the unlawful importation of raw materials for use in the manufacturing process