Media, Pennsylvania Internal Investigations Lawyer
Skilled Legal Services Helping You Navigate Complex Corporate Internal Investigations
When your company is being investigated for serious regulation violations and criminal activity, the prosecution is building a case with every piece of evidence the government finds. These investigations can be lengthy and extremely detailed, involving the collection of voluminous documentation. To protect your business in such a situation, it is important for executives to be proactive. Often, that involves conducting an internal investigation of your own into the situation.
The Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato Jr. is a Southeastern Pennsylvania criminal defense law firm committed to providing high-caliber internal investigation services tailored to the unique needs of your company. Our firm has built a strong track record of success identifying the root of suspicions and advising companies on how to mitigate negative consequences moving forward. With exceptional qualifications, awards, experience, and ability, our firm is poised to provide the meticulous oversight you need for this critical operation.
Corporate Internal Investigation Services
Internal investigations by senior management may be required to ensure compliance with regulatory law or to discover the facts when the company is being investigated or has been accused of corporate wrongdoing by state or federal agencies. Allegations of corporate misconduct often begin with a grand jury subpoena or subject letter to a corporate employee or officer. With more than 40 years of experience as a white collar criminal defense attorney, Arthur Thomas Donato has a thorough understanding of such matters. He has an extensive state and federal criminal defense background that includes the in-depth legal knowledge required to guide your company through any internal investigation.
These investigations may be related to a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:
- Securities fraud
- Tax fraud or tax evasion
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Falsification of documents
- Investment fraud, pyramid schemes, and Ponzi schemes
- Environmental crimes
- Accounting fraud
- Deceptive business practices
- Payment fraud
Generally, it is recommended that internal investigations of these kinds be conducted by outside counsel. Conducting a thorough internal investigation while protecting a corporation from future prosecution requires the skill and advice of an attorney experienced in these situations. Having outside counsel also preserves the integrity of the proceedings and maintains its confidentiality under attorney-client privilege.
Arthur Thomas Donato understands the intricacies of conducting such parallel investigations. Our firm takes the time to walk directors, officers, and shareholders through the entire process. We explain our role as corporate counsel and give proper "Upjohn warnings" that outline when attorney-client privilege will apply to disclosures by individuals.
The Law Offices of Arthur Thomas Donato, Jr. is committed to helping corporations limit exposure to criminal prosecution through prompt investigation of allegations of misconduct and through implementing appropriate remedies. Our Media, Pennsylvania internal investigations lawyer provides diligence in outlining all possible consequences of an internal investigation with your senior management, discussing the options and regulations surrounding employee interviews, record keeping, and bringing in additional investigation personnel. Throughout the entire investigation, we remain accessible and dedicated to protecting your legal rights and pursuing your best interests within the law.
Want to discuss your need for legal services related to an internal investigation? Contact us at (610) 565-4747 to arrange for a consultation today.