RK&O’s Board & Director Advisory Group helps keep boards and directors out of legal and media cross-hairs by proactively identifying and remediating critical governance and regulatory risks before they can spark a crisis. And for companies that experience a crisis, we help boards, committees and directors craft the most effective response.
The Board & Director Advisory Group draws on the firm’s deep experience over three decades counseling companies, boards, committees, directors and senior executives to diagnose and address governance-related risks before they spawn active problems, and managing problems that turn into crises. The Group’s members include litigators, regulatory and criminal defense specialists, securities and governance experts and corporate lawyers, any combination of which can be deployed in a targeted fashion to meet a client’s particular needs. The Group features experienced partners who have served at senior levels in the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and public companies. 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, craft the appropriate response and assist in the implementation of effective procedures and controls to mitigate related risk. more +
When compliance or other governance issues are identified, we counsel corporate boards, committees, directors 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, defending against 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.