Experienced in internal investigations to privately resolve client problems and handling major cartel investigations for multinational corporations
Whether in response to an inquiry from the government or on their own initiative, corporations, boards of directors, audit committees, and special board committees call upon Weil’s group to conduct complex internal investigations. The firm’s deep criminal and regulatory expertise, coupled with its core strengths in class action litigation and corporate governance, enables our lawyers to handle these investigations quickly, efficiently and thoroughly, with due diligence on how the investigation will affect subsequent criminal, civil or regulatory litigation. In addition, we also recognize the importance of maintaining positive ongoing relationships with the regulatory authorities.
Our lawyers also counsel clients on how to establish and implement corporate governance programs, and how to improve business ethics compliance programs to avoid future risks.
We have represented commercial banks, investment banks, and other major financial institutions in investigations related to allegations of improprieties, including market-timing, conflicts of interest, improper allocations of IPOs, insider trading, market manipulation, and improper compliance procedures. We have also represented CEOs of major companies in connection with serious accounting investigations, and allegations of insider trading and market manipulation.
The group has successfully defended major US and foreign corporations in many of the major cartel investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice and foreign competition authorities, most notably in the European Union, the UK, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Mexico and Brazil, as well as civil class action litigation that invariably attends those investigations.
Our attorneys also counsel clients in internal investigations and enforcement proceedings related to US criminal and regulatory laws with international and extraterritorial dimensions, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and other export controls and economic sanctions.