The Crisis Management, Investigations & Constitutional Law Practice Group (the “CMIC Group”) handles all types of litigation, for individuals and publicly-traded and private companies, arising out of sophisticated financial transactions, fiduciary relationships, multi-party disputes, whistleblower assertions and other sensitive crisis-management situations. The Group also represents non-U.S. based companies and clients facing actual or threatened litigation, arbitration and other legal challenges in the U.S.
The CMIC Group conducts internal investigations on behalf of for-profit and non-profit companies and organizations or the Boards of Directors, Audit Committees or Special Committees thereof into potential wrongdoing, whether the alleged conduct at issue is revealed by an internal whistleblower or through the commencement of an external government investigation. Among the Group’s members is a Certified Public Accountant, and the Group has access to the resources of the Firm’s robust corporate and tax practices. Depending upon the scope of the investigation and the subject matter at issue, the Group will often team with external information technology experts and, in matters involving alleged financial, accounting and tax fraud, forensic auditors in conducting its investigation.
Members of our Group have represented clients in connection with a wide variety of informal inquiries and formal investigations launched by federal, state and local government agencies, including, but not limited to, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, state Attorneys General Offices and Offices of Professional Responsibility.
The CMIC Group is well-versed in issues arising under the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions. Among the Group’s members are attorneys who have taught or currently teach constitutional law. The Group has handled a variety of cases and matters arising out of alleged violations of constitutionally protected rights. Among the diverse matters that it has handled are deprivation of constitutional rights claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Members of the Group have also advised clients in connection with myriad actual and potential constitutional matters, including those arising under the free-speech and free-exercise of religion clauses of the First Amendment, privacy rights under the Fourth Amendment and due process protections under the Fifth and 14th Amendments.