We have extensive experience conducting complex internal investigations for client organizations both in the U.S. and around the world. In the past three years we have conducted more than 100 complex internal investigations in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. We have counselled our clients in a broad range of substantive areas, including allegations of local and international corruption, fraud, money laundering, accounting irregularities, price-fixing and other antitrust violations, export control and sanctions violations, employment, and human rights issues.
Adept at conducting internal investigations as thoroughly, discreetly, and expeditiously as possible with minimum disruption to the organization, Willkie offers clients the power of a leading international firm with a deep bench to handle any kind of investigation quickly and efficiently.
We represented the audit committee in one of the largest and most complex accounting-irregularities investigations ever, producing a report which the New York Times described as "a case study" and Fortune magazine said was "remarkable." We recently mobilized a large team of attorneys for a months-long review of the internal policies and procedures of one of our insurance clients in connection with a significant trading loss. We were also called upon by a major financial services client to investigate allegations of impropriety in connection with the secondary offering of a subsidiary’s common stock. We conducted an internal investigation of a major medical client following allegations by an employee of certain improprieties. We also routinely conduct complex, multi-country internal investigations into potential violations of U.S. and U.K. anti-corruption laws.