We provide clients with a knowledgeable review of the existing circumstances, helping revise and design the policies, procedures, and internal controls necessary to remain in full compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
A comprehensive corporate compliance program demonstrates that a corporation is taking affirmative steps to control fraud and abuse. In the eyes of governmental enforcement authorities, these programs can help mitigate damages and demonstrate good-faith efforts in complying with federal regulations.
We help clients develop policies and procedures to ensure that they comply with federal and state tax and other regulatory and listing requirements, and that they are aware of current best practices in corporate governance, specifically in the following areas:
Our attorneys work with clients to protect directors and executive officers, as well as the corporation itself, from exposure to the risk of criminal liability that may result from not implementing effective and coordinated legal compliance policies and procedures. While it is impossible to completely guarantee that a company's employees or agents will never engage in criminal activity involving the company, our team effectively guides clients to develop appropriate internal controls, policies, and procedures expected by governmental enforcement agencies, shareholders, and third parties, thereby reducing potential liability.
We have experience conducting objective analyses of internal compliance efforts, confirming and assuring clients' officers and directors that the company has implemented prudent policies and procedures to comply with relevant laws and regulations. If necessary, we will recommend specific measures and remedial actions that should be taken for protection.
From experience, we know that most companies are vulnerable in specific areas of corporate governance and operations. In the event that criminal activity within a corporation is suspected or is under investigation, our Corporate & Securities attorneys, along with the firm's Corporate Compliance & White Collar Defense attorneys, are able to provide immediate intervention and counseling.