It is not uncommon for a client to find him or herself in a sensitive situation that requires discreet investigation by an independent party. Such situations can include government investigation based upon actions of employees who have engaged in illegal activities that have affected the rest of the company. At Pence Hensel LLC, our lawyers are equipped to conduct internal investigations to diagnose the source of the problem, the scope of what has been affected, and what charges could potentially be brought against your organization.
Internal investigations can take many forms, including investigating:
- Non-compliance with federal and state regulations
- Embezzlement of company funds
- Selling narcotics on company property
- Taking kickbacks or other monetary incentives
- Other violations of criminal laws, causing damage to the client
- Employee stealing and employee fraud
- Making false statements
- Fraud against vendors or customers
- Government contract fraud
- Other government investigations
Indianapolis Attorney for Internal Investigations
Once we have determined what has taken place and the individuals responsible for the illegal activity, we will be able to guide you through the legal options at your disposal. This includes how to proceed with self-reporting to the proper government agencies and prosecutors, as well as the preparation of any witnesses required to testify.
In reporting the offense and the actions taken by the organization, we can help to mitigate the potential backlash or charges that could be filed against you. Your best interest is our highest priority, and you can be assured that we will skillfully fight to defend your organization.
In many instances, a successful internal investigation results in the matter not becoming public knowledge. However, we are experienced in handling high-profile investigations that result in the public confidence being restored.
We have worked with multiple local, state and federal agencies and investigatory bodies. Federal authorities we have worked with include the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Secret Service, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a variety of federal inspector generals' offices, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Postal Inspection Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Department of Homeland Security. State and local agencies we have dealt with include the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), the Indiana State Police (ISP), the Indiana Inspector General, the Indiana Secretary of State Securities Division, a substantial number of county prosecutors' offices, the Attorney General's Office, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers (DNR) and the Indiana Department of Environment Management (IDEM).
Marion County Employee Misconduct Attorney
To arrange an initial consultation to discuss suspected illegal behavior within your organization, please call our firm today at 317-643-6960 or toll free at 800-724-2801.