Investigation and Risk Management

Businesses cannot pretend conflicts, conflicts of interest, and potential litigation land mines don’t exist within their organizations. We can help you to assess and manage these risks, conduct comprehensive and objective investigations, and enhance your awareness.

Perils associated with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, whistleblower retaliation actions, violations of confidentiality, sexual harassment complaints, among many others, present frequent and troublesome issues to businesses and legal counsel. Successfully navigating these waters means evaluating the claim and interviewing the people involved, ensuring attorney-client privilege protections, and determining the need for outside assistance.

Independent investigations often provide the impetus for needed change that may not be achieved solely by internal personnel. With three decades of experience in conducting confidential investigations, Richard Hurford Dispute Resolution Services has successfully assessed and addressed these 

issues and related questions, coordinating with the business’s existing counsel throughout the process and ultimate outcome, and when applicable, providing expert testimony necessary to establish the credibility of the investigation and its findings.  

Whether you currently face an internal risk management dilemma or are taking steps to avoid one, we can help you chart the proper course. Please give us a call to discuss your situation, or refer to the Investigation Checklist below to see if an independent investigation is in your best interest.