These government investigations are frequently instituted through the issuance of grand jury subpoenas or civil investigative demands, investigating such issues as health care fraud, environmental crimes, securities and insider trading violations, as well as inquiries from the Internal Revenue Service.
Experience and Investigative Skills
Developing a strategy at the outset is critical to best position the subject of the investigation. Led by a former assistant U.S. attorney, Varnum’s team has the experience and investigative skills to critically examine witnesses and evidence, which is essential for conducting a credible investigation, identifying violations of law and to defend the subject of the investigation. Having insight into the “prosecutor’s perspective” permits us to successfully shepherd the client through the process.
Many times, an internal investigation should be conducted to best position the client with respect to the government’s inquiry. During an investigation, we will interview key employees, review and analyze critical evidence to determine whether violations have been committed, and determine whether there are any gaps in the company’s compliance plans. Conducting an investigation not only helps the company identify and remedy potential problems but it also demonstrates to the government the company’s commitment to resolving any potential problems.
Always client focused, our goal is to achieve the most efficient and favorable resolution for the client – be it a declination of prosecution, defense of the business or individual in court, or a settlement.