Gaza & Hogan has the capacity and experience to perform intensive independent investigations for both private and public entities. In today’s environment, independent investigations are vital to assure public and investor confidence when a critical issue arises. Corporations, educational institutions, professional sports teams, and government entities all require independent investigations in particular circumstances.
Gaza & Hogan has unique experience in the field of independent investigations. The firm’s attorneys have performed and supervised independent investigations into multiple sensitive matters, covering finance, technology, the pharmaceutical industry, and public and private educational institutions. The firm also has access to a wide array of experienced technical consultants to assist in such investigations.
There are several keys to internal investigations. Early notification and involvement of counsel is critical. The investigation then needs to be organized and conducted in a thorough but expeditious fashion. Investigations often proceed on multiple tracks, involving a review of documents and interviews. The investigation should be concluded with written findings. The organization being investigated then must make decisions with counsel about the correct approach to public disclosure, if necessary, and potential disclosures and interaction with law enforcement agencies.
Every step in this process requires good judgment and experience. The firm’s attorneys have performed many internal and external investigations. The firm uses cutting-edge investigative techniques while preserving the reputation and operations of the client. Moreover, the firm’s experience allows clients to achieve a thorough internal investigation without the massive expense, disruption, and delays often resulting from the use of less efficient investigators.