Demonstrating and ensuring independence in internal investigations is a critical issue for corporate counsel to consider, especially when facing or anticipating parallel regulatory probes. How to properly do so is a nuanced process. As this piece published by Corporate Compliance Insights explores, it is not as simple as the binary question of whether counsel conducting an internal investigation had a previous working relationship with the company.

Read the full article I co-authored with senior associate Nell Clement and associate Josh Malone: Rethinking Independence in Internal Investigations

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Jess Nall has conducted a multitude of internal investigations for corporate clients, Boards of Directors, and Special Committees, including in the areas of suspected financial reporting violations, environmental enforcement violations, False Claims Act violations, insider trading, stock option backdating, and many other areas.  Ms. Nall also represents individual executives and companies facing Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations and enforcement actions, Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations and prosecutions, and related civil actions in a wide range of matters including insider trading, mortgage fraud, tax crimes, environmental crimes, FCPA violations, off-label marketing of pharmaceuticals, immigration fraud, and all types of financial fraud.