Internal Investigations

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Internal Investigations

Our attorneys have conducted internal investigations for some of the world’s largest corporations, across the US and around the world, involving allegations of myriad legal and regulatory violations, and before a wide variety of governmental authorities.  We strive to be careful and thorough, but efficient and discrete, and to provide the best possible advice with regard to whether and how to make a voluntary disclosure, responding to any charges, how to treat personnel involved in allegedly improper activity, and steps to take to ensure full compliance in the future.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a multinational banking institution headquartered in New York in connection with allegations of extensive criminal conduct by local bank employees in California.
  • Conducted internal investigation for retailer of police and military equipment into allegations of massive criminal violations of US export control laws.  Prepared report of investigation for submission to US Department of Justice and implemented remedial programs, resulting in no charges.
  • Conducted internal investigation for oil services company in former Soviet republic concerning allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Prepared report and advised company with regard to voluntary disclosure to federal authorities.
  • Represented South American executive of international medical device company in investigation of alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 
  • Represented employee of government contractor accused of fraud in performing background checks of US federal employees.
  • Conducted internal investigation for large government contractor into allegations of illegal payments to US government contracting personnel in Asia.
  • Conducted internal investigation for construction company into allegations of misuse of funds on USAID contracts in Africa.
  • Represented owner of telecommunications company in investigation of potential FCPA violations in Eastern Europe.
  • Represented industrial equipment manufacturer in investigation of potential FCPA violations.
  • Represented manufacturer of broadband, satellite and wireless communications products in investigation of potential FCPA violations.
  • Represented food service provider in investigation of kickbacks in connection with contracts concerning public exhibition facility.
  • Represented a multibillion-dollar multinational food retailer based in Europe in connection with an SEC whistleblower matter relating to alleged fraudulent accounting practices.
  • Conducted internal investigation of whistleblower allegations of foreign bribery in South America and Asia, advising international medical device and oil service companies with regard to resolution of claims and advisability of disclosure to federal authorities.

Ellerman Enzinna
is now
Ellerman Enzinna Levy

Ellerman Enzinna is pleased to announce that on February 1, 2022, Michael N. Levy has joined the firm as a partner.

The firm’s name is now Ellerman Enzinna Levy PLLC.