Harkins Cunningham attorneys have participated in a wide range of corporate investigations arising out of shareholder demands, whistleblower complaints, and other events.
Generally, the Firm acts as independent outside counsel to a committee of the board of directors, whether a special litigation committee, or the audit committee, or an ad hoc committee. We have been involved with such investigations for publicly and privately held companies, and non-profit entities. To help focus such investigations, the Firm draws upon its extensive litigation background in securities cases, RICO claims, derivative suits, and other types of corporate litigation, and its experience in advising on corporate governance, disclosure issues, and risk management. In all cases, we seek to act quickly, efficiently and cost effectively to mitigate the burden on the client and its committee.
Our ability to handle highly sensitive investigations extends to employment matters, as well. Harkins Cunningham attorneys have investigated charges of corporate policy violations involving sexual and racial harassment. We bring our litigation skills to bear in examining witnesses and reviewing evidence to enable the employer to make the most informed decisions possible.