RK&O regularly advises public and private companies, their boards, audit committees, special litigation committees, board members and senior executives in connection with government investigations, internal investigations, compliance reviews, complex litigation and all manner of crises and disputes that implicate corporate governance.
Our clients rely on RK&O to develop time-sensitive, risk-based strategies to address constantly evolving regulatory expectations and best practice standards. Our proactive approach enables our clients to monitor and respond to business issues before they become compliance problems or regulatory matters. We anticipate potential corporate governance issues, assist in the implementation of effective procedures and controls to mitigate related risk and pursue positive, market-based results in high-stakes investigations and litigations. more +
When compliance issues are identified, we counsel corporate boards and senior management on how to respond effectively to ensure that they are adequately discharging their responsibilities to the company and its stakeholders. Whether the response entails a review of the existing compliance environment, conducting an internal investigation, communicating with relevant regulators and law enforcement authorities, commencing civil litigation or taking internal disciplinary action, we provide solutions aimed at minimizing legal, regulatory and reputational risks.
Our governance advice to clients is further informed by our experience working with government officials to resolve complex and novel issues. As a result of this experience, the government and the courts have turned to RK&O lawyers to serve as corporate monitors, compliance counsel, receivers and trustees in a number of high-profile matters, including serving as the Independent Examiner for Computer Associates International, Inc. and Receiver for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.
Our clients span a wide range of domestic and cross-border industries and are not limited to the financial services sector.