Corporate Compliance and Internal Investigations

The Corporate Compliance, Investigations, and Criminal Defense Group, a partnership of MacElree Harvey’s Business and Litigation Departments, advises our business and individual clients proactively in an effort to maintain compliance with government regulations, to uncover and address internal violations of fiduciary duties and, when necessary, defend against federal and state prosecutions.

Our team places an emphasis on an array of matters related to preemptive compliance and regulatory risk management, and a complete defense strategy as soon as a client is implicated in a federal or state criminal investigation.

Our attorneys are committed to representing and counseling persons or businesses faced with regulatory or criminal issues. Typical services include individuals, corporations, or public bodies who:

  • are in need of protocols and procedures purposed in preventing and responding to any potential ethical, federal, state, or agency regulation or law violation;
  • suspect that crime or fraud has occurred internally that requires an internal or public investigation;
  • are subject to an audit or who is conducting an investigatory audit for personal or public disclosure purposes;
  • are involved in a federal or state criminal investigation either as a witness, subject, or target; and/or
  • are accused of committing a crime.

The types of matters resolved by our collaborative group of talented lawyers include:

  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Unlawful Trade and Bidding Practices
  • Corporate Misuse of Funds
  • Corporate Misuse of Trade Secrets
  • Corporate Trust and Fiduciary Duties Violations
  • Corporate Wrongdoing against Customers
  • Disclosure or Submission of Misleading or Fraudulent Statements
  • Environmental crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Healthcare Fraud (frauds against Government Entitlement Programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Identity theft
  • Insider Trading or Disclosure of Insider Information
  • Mail and wire fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Ponzi and other related illegal schemes
  • State and federal RICO/ racketeering
  • Tax Evasion
  • Violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Our most recent representative matters include:

  • A non-profit organization subject to an audit for the purpose of an affiliated public entity;
  • National and international gas companies seeking legal guidance on evolving regulations;
  • Individuals and businesses seeking counsel on municipal, state, and federal tax issues to avoid potential evasion and fraud claims;
  • Federal grand jury witnesses in Pennsylvania and Maryland;
  • State grand jury witnesses prosecuted by county district attorneys and the Pennsylvania Attorney General;
  • A recent mail fraud target who was ultimately exonerated;
  • The subject of an insurance fraud investigation;
  • A Small Business Association fraud defendant in a multi-million dollar scheme;
  • International corporations subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act;
  • Individuals accused of state RICO violations;
  • Defendant charged with extortion claims;
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General investigation of environmental corporate clients; and
  • Corporate and nonprofit theft defendants.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please call us at 610.436.0100.