INTERNAL & GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has extensive experience in internal and government investigations. Our attorneys have represented companies, board committees, and individuals in internal investigations regarding a variety of issues, including potential accounting improprieties, disclosure issues, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, healthcare fraud, insider trading, and other corporate matters. We have handled internal investigations for clients in a wide array of industries, such as computer hardware and software, life sciences, healthcare, energy, social media, and pharmaceuticals. We pride ourselves on developing a practical approach to internal investigations designed to reach a conclusion in an efficient and effective manner, and being mindful of the litigation and government inquiries that often accompany such investigations.
With respect to government investigations, we routinely represent clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies on a broad range of issues involving financial reporting and disclosure, insider trading, the FCPA, and Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD), to name a few. Our attorneys have had significant success for clients in each phase of government investigations. During the investigative stage, we have been highly effective at narrowing the scope of the investigation and ultimately convincing the government that charges are not warranted. We also have obtained remarkably favorable settlements for clients and litigated against the government aggressively when necessary.