Tarter Krinsky & Drogin’s Corporate Investigations practice regularly conducts highly sensitive and high-profile internal investigations on behalf of a wide range of private and public corporate entities from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies to individuals, corporate boards and special committees. We advise clients on how to proactively address probes to mitigate reputational, brand and litigation risk. We also design and implement corporate compliance procedures, provide training programs and audit those procedures to measure compliance.
Our Corporate Investigations team has deep experience conducting complex internal investigations in a wide range of industries, including higher education, art, real estate and construction, consumer goods, finance, manufacturing, entertainment and many others.
A key component to our Corporate Investigations practice is to assist our clients by investigating suspected problems internally, conducting due diligence and correcting for deficiencies prior to governmental involvement, thereby mitigating the negative or punitive effects of government investigations and enforcement actions.
We handle internal investigations that often begin in "crisis management” mode, can become the subject of intense public scrutiny, and can involve a variety of areas, such as regulatory compliance, employment issues, fraud, corporate governance and criminal misconduct.
Clients conducting internal investigations through our Corporate Investigations practice have the added benefit of the attorney-client and work-product privileges, ensuring that most communications are protected.
We strive to conduct internal investigations in a manner that both meets our clients’ objectives and is efficient and cost-effective. As a mid-size firm, we can investigate allegations quickly, discreetly and with minimum disruption, and report our findings in a rigorous and reliable manner.
|Bernstein, Debra Bodian Counsel||Counsel||212.216.8027|
|Dougherty, Anthony D. Partner and Chair of Corporate Investigations Practice and Co-Chair of Reputation Management Practice||Partner and Chair of Corporate Investigations Practice and Co-Chair of Reputation Management Practice||212.216.8099|
|Drogin, Laurent S. Partner and Chair of Labor and Employment Practice and Co-Chair of Restrictive Covenant Practice||Partner and Chair of Labor and Employment Practice and Co-Chair of Restrictive Covenant Practice||212.216.8016|
|Gaynor, Alan S. Partner||Partner||212.216.1136|
|Grudberg, Michael J. Partner||Partner||212.216.8035|
|Miller, Charles M. Partner and Co-Chair of Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group||Partner and Co-Chair of Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group||212.216.8085|
|Ross, Scott A. Chief Financial Officer||Chief Financial Officer||212.216.1193|
|Schoenstein, Richard C. Partner and Co-Chair of Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group||Partner and Co-Chair of Securities and Financial Services Litigation Group||212.216.1120|
|Smith, James G. Partner||Partner||212.216.8060|
|Temchin, Jonathan E. Associate||Associate||212.216.1139|
Leading mid-size, full-service law firm Tarter Krinsky & Drogin recently launched a Corporate Investigations practice in response to the growing needs of its clients. This practice group, comprised of multiple disciplines, focuses on conducting highly sensitive and high-profile internal investigations on behalf of individuals, as well as a wide range of private and public corporate entities from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. The Corporate Investigations team advises clients on how to proactively address probes to mitigate reputational, brand and litigation risk, as well as design and implement corporate compliance procedures, provide training programs and audit those procedures to measure compliance.
Litigation partner and Corporate Investigations chair Anthony Dougherty is quoted in an NJ.com article, “Judge dismisses sex abuse lawsuit filed by 2 elders against N.J. Catholic orphanage,” which discusses a judge’s ruling to dismiss a sex abuse lawsuit filed by two elderly men against their former orphanage in Kearny, NJ, which closed in the 1950s, on the grounds of the statute of limitations running out on their claim. After the judge gave his decision, Anthony, who was lead attorney for the defense, stated, “in my book, the case is done."
With New York’s recent enactment of the Child Victims Act, the legal landscape surrounding claims of sexual abuse in the civil and criminal contexts has been substantially changed. Given the broad and sweeping impact of the Child Victims Act, it is critically important that public and private institutions familiarize themselves with the law and understand the new rules. In this alert, we explore a few of the major aspects of the Child Victims Act and highlight several of the actions that institutions should take to limit potential liability.