We are accustomed to gathering information when allegations arise internally, working quickly so that in-house and outside counsel can make an informed decision such as firing an employee, filing a lawsuit or referring the matter to a regulatory or law enforcement body. Sometimes, of course, our investigations clear up allegations and prove that no wrongdoing has occurred.
In addition to working with our own in-house computer-forensic experts, we employ or work closely with some of the leading investigative accountants and questioned-documents professionals in the world. We know how to re-trace fraudsters’ steps, how to uncover hidden relationships among businesses and people, and how to “follow the money.”
We are particularly experienced at pursuing allegations of employee misconduct involving:
• Conflicts of interest
• Discrimination and harassment
• Leaks and other misappropriation of intellectual property
Additionally, the Mintz Group has been brought in by companies as a monitor after an internal or government investigation has raised questions about some employee, department or aspect of its business.
In some of these cases, we are assigned to report not only to the company but to a law enforcement agency or court, in a role sometimes referred to as “private inspector general.”