Scrutiny on businesses has increased in recent years, and a complex regulatory environment leaves many businesses at risk of triggering a government investigation. When your business is audited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or under investigation by any federal or state agency, it is essential to understand your rights and to be represented by qualified government investigations attorneys.
At Monty & Ramirez LLP our government investigations attorneys guide businesses on the creation of strategic comprehensive business plans to reduce the risk of investigation. When your business is being investigated, our attorneys will assist in audit preparation and use our legal knowledge and experience to maximize the chances of a favorable outcome. Corporate officers and other business representatives should not speak with government investigators without an attorney present, and it is essential that your company have a comprehensive plan for responding to government investigations that protects the business over the short and long term.
An Attorney Can Advise Your Business on Government Investigations
Both federal and state agencies routinely investigate businesses for violations of a myriad of laws related to labor and employment; the environment; working conditions; wage and hour rules; tax compliance and compliance with immigration laws.
Investigations can be triggered by whistleblowing or by a failure to actively comply with regulatory requirements. Various government agencies also conduct periodic random audits of small, mid-size, and large companies to ensure that all laws are being adhered to.
Your company could be subject to an investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ICE, or other government agents at any time. Ensuring compliance with all laws and taking proactive and preventative steps to reduce the risk associated with government investigations is a smart business practice. Monty & Ramirez LLP provides a consulting service to businesses to reduce the chances of an investigation and to ensure your business is prepared to withstand government scrutiny.
Monty & Ramirez LLP Can Represent You In an Investigation
When an investigation is triggered, government agents can impose burdensome discovery demands, requesting extensive documentation to show compliance with legal requirements. It is common for key company staff to be interviewed by investigators and for investigators to conduct an in-depth review of business practices.
Preparing for the investigatory process is essential for your business. Your company needs a lawyer guiding you on the best approach to responding to queries from government officials. At Monty & Ramirez LLP our experienced government investigations lawyers have represented businesses throughout a variety of investigatory actions by government agencies.
Our firm takes a proactive approach to addressing all aspects of a government investigation, from preparing witnesses to empowering your company to understand the limits of governmental power. Your company has legal rights during an investigation, and it is essential that you have a representative with experience guiding you on how the law protects your business.
Contact the government investigations attorneys in Monty & Ramirez LLP as soon as you discover that your company may be the target of a potential government investigation to begin preparing to respond to the investigation and protect your business.