Bilzin Sumberg regularly represents Boards of Directors and Special Committees in performing internal investigations. We have conducted domestic and international internal investigations related to class action and consumer fraud allegations, background inquiries, methods of business operations, insurance matters, potential merger partners, tax matters, contraband and money laundering, utility operations, import-export activities, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act inquiries, government contracting fraud, Qui Tam inquiries, Sarbanes-Oxley Act matters, mail and wired fraud, securities fraud and related violations, alleged public corruption, trademark and patent infringement, counterfeiting, customs violations, theft and misappropriation, antitrust and unfair business practices, health care fraud and abuse, validity of tax credits, steroid abuse, and officers and directors fiduciary duties, among other internal inquiries.
Led by Marty L. Steinberg, former Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate's Subcommittee on Investigations and Chief of the U.S. Dept. of Justice New York Offices, our Corporate Compliance & Internal Investigations Team’s experience has proven invaluable in representing clients in a variety of investigative matters including criminal, congressional, regulatory, administrative and civil enforcement proceedings. The Team has advised individual and corporate clients before the United States Department of Justice, United States Senate and Congressional committees, the Securities & Exchange Commission, the Treasury Department and other federal, state and foreign regulatory agencies.
Corporate Compliance Programs
Bilzin Sumberg also has substantial experience in creating and implementing Compliance Programs. Government agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Securities & Exchange Commission, and federal courts have consistently selected our attorneys as Trustees, Receivers, Monitors and other critical roles involving large-scale internal investigations. We also have extensive experience advising clients on compliance with anti-corruption legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the United Kingdom Bribery Act and the Brazilian Clean Company Act.
Foreign Internal Investigations
In cases where internal investigations are international in scope, our multilingual attorneys work seamlessly with international officials and professionals. Significant internal investigations have been effectuated in: Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Colombia, Belize, Hong Kong, Switzerland, England, British Virgin Islands, Bangladesh, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, and Panama.
Bilzin Sumberg utilizes a worldwide network of former government lawyers, investigators and regulators who have had lengthy and distinguished careers with their agencies. This expertise creates an invaluable avenue of government liaison and offers the best opportunity for access to a significant amount of information. Our team also has substantial experience with the use of investigators and other investigative techniques to gain informational leverage for our clients and anticipate the consequences of potentially adverse witnesses and evidence.