White Collar Risk Management and Investigations
The Goodmans White Collar Risk Management and Investigations team draws on the experience and expertise of seasoned practitioners from across various practice areas, including our litigation, corporate and competition groups, assisting clients with the full range of white collar issues including anti-bribery and corruption matters. Complimented by extensive expertise in antitrust and foreign investment, corporate governance, securities, financial services, tax, international trade and emerging markets, communications and procurement, our team assists clients in identifying and managing risk, devising and executing remedial action and protecting our clients’ reputations.
Internal and government investigations can have severe and far-reaching impacts on organizations, their directors and officers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders. Goodmans’ White Collar Risk Management and Investigations team leads clients through all phases of domestic and international investigations and criminal and civil enforcement proceedings. Clients include corporations, boards of directors, audit and special committees, legal and compliance teams and individuals for both public and private entities across all sectors and industries.
Our integrated approach and collective experience enables us to efficiently navigate the most challenging of issues, in bet-the-company cases and other significant matters. Our White Collar Risk Management and Investigations team has led and conducted investigations and provided advice relating to allegations of fraud, corruption and bribery, anti-trust matters under such legislation as the Competition Act, Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act and Income Tax Act. These matters have ranged from early assessment and engagement through to enforcement and remediation.
When litigation is necessary, we pursue our clients’ objectives while continually evaluating risks, expenses and options. With recognized leaders in the Canadian litigation bar, Goodmans’ litigators have been involved in some of the country’s most significant and high-profile cases. Our litigation group has a reputation for being tenacious, energetic and fearless, both before and in the courtroom, and are committed to meeting our clients’ objectives.
Our White Collar Risk Management and Investigations team also has proven experience in helping clients take pro-active steps to avoid circumstances in which their integrity is threatened with the development of anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs and protocols, providing training and education and providing anti-bribery and corruption due diligence and the related negotiation of M&A transactions.