Internal investigations have become a necessary part of today’s corporate climate and require experience and skill to be conducted effectively. Murphy Cooke Kobrick lawyers have been involved with dozens of internal investigations involving a multitude of issues – from complex accounting and financial reporting, insider trading, to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – and across a variety of industries – from financial services, manufacturing, to technology companies. They have conducted investigations on behalf of public and private companies, as well as Audit Committees and Special Committees. In particular, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Cooke have supervised the review of dozens of investigations while inside the government, and are uniquely positioned to help clients assess if, when, and how to cooperate with the government, as well as balance when it is important to dig deeper and when it is possible to cost-effectively streamline the investigative process. MCK lawyers also frequently counsel individual executives and directors in protecting their interests while facing an internal investigation at their company.
Murphy Cooke Kobrick conducts investigations in response to whistleblower allegations and counsels both companies and individuals on how to handle whistleblower issues under the SEC’s Whistleblower Program, as well as under the False Claims Act. The firm’s independence and experience representing both individual whistleblowers and companies subject to a whistleblower complaint ensure that our clients are optimally positioned to navigate this complex area of the law.