Government &Internal Investigations

Our Government & Internal Investigation practice merges decades of DOJ experience with private practice knowledge to educate and protect clients.

Our counsel leads discrete external investigations related to:

  • Allegations of employee or executive misconduct;
  • Healthcare fraud investigations;
  • FCPA matters;
  • Bribery investigations;
  • PPP Loan fraud cases;
  • Federal grand jury investigations;
  • Tax fraud investigations;
  • Internal fraud and criminal activity related to embezzlement; and
  • Inquiries by regulatory agencies and plaintiffs’ discovery demands.

While we always seek to stop investigations before clients are charged by the Government, we also bring decades of DOJ trial experience and a deep understanding of federal rules and criminal procedure. With a former federal prosecutor and a former judge at the helm, we are able to tackle cases across a range of industries. Our line of work requires diligence and a deft hand when it comes to internal investigations. This is why we are meticulous with our investigative approach–because it is necessary in order for clients to make good strategic decisions.

Anyone undergoing an investigation is balancing a range of risks–economic, personal and emotional. We apply strategic analysis and experienced counsel to efficiently resolve matters in a way that safeguards client’s interests and mitigates damages. Predicting problems and foreseeing challenges is what we do best and why clients entrust us to protect their livelihoods–and lives.

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Conversations with TED: Preparing for an Internal Investigation for Youth-Serving Organizations

2022

In this episode of Conversations with TED, we highlight steps to take before beginning an internal investigation for youth-serving…

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Internal Investigations: What Not To Say

2019

By now, most people have heard about the students from Covington Catholic High School, initially accused of harassing a Native American…

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Pitfalls of Internal Investigations

2019

I ran across this article describing more fallout from the investigation of Larry Nassar, the U.S.A. Gymnastics (USAG) doctor convicted…

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Internal Investigations and #MeToo: Interviewing Witnesses

2019

This post is part of a continuing series about responding to reports by a now-adult of past abuse at a youth-serving organization. The…

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Internal Investigations and #MeToo: First Steps

2019

This post is part of a continuing series about responding to reports by a now-adult of past abuse at a youth-serving organization. The…

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“Internal Investigations In The #MeToo Era,” American Camp Association Southeastern Fall Camp 2019 Conference

2019

On September 24, 2019, Deborah Ausburn presented at the American Camp Association’s 2019 Southeastern Fall Camp Conference on “Internal…

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Joining IWF 2022 – International Woodworking Fair

2022

I’m really looking forward to being a part of The International Woodworking Fair 2022, North America’s largest woodworking technology and…

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Speed Matters in Incident Investigation and Disclosure

2022

A mail-order pharma company faces a class action in Massachusetts for damages allegedly suffered by consumer customers stemming from a…

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Taylor English Welcomes Litigation Partner William D. “Bill” Dillon

2019

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Dillon as a partner in the firm’s litigation practice. Prior to…

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Biden Administration’s Proposed Additions to Federal Employment Laws

2021

As the Biden administration takes office, significant additions to federal employment laws are on the horizon. Adjustments may include…

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“It’s Transformational,” Fellowship of Companies for Christ International 38th Annual International Business Leaders Conference

2017

On September 17-21, 2017, Deborah A. Ausburn conducted a breakout session workshop at the Fellowship of Companies for Christ…

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Study of Neglect Cases Finds Most Investigations Have Multiple Reasons for Concern

2022

An important new study addresses the common belief that child protective services agencies conflate poverty with child neglect. The…

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Another Bad Response to Abuse Claims

2021

One thing youth organizations should not do when responding to a claim of sexual abuse is to accuse the child of making a false report,…

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Mandated Reporting: Risks of Ignoring A Child

2019

From Connecticut comes this story of a former high school teacher charged with failing to make a mandated report of child sexual abuse…

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Sexting and Horseplay and Sex, Oh My! — Teens and Mandated Reporting

2019

Organizations that work with teenagers face questions of sexual behavior in several different situations. The most common issues that I…

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Coming Into Compliance With Filing Requirements for Foreign Financial Assets

2020

Taxpayers holding investments in foreign financial assets or with foreign financial institutions may find themselves in the uncomfortable…

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Child Protection Policies Don’t Work When No One Does Their Job

2019

This story from Los Angeles illustrates that even the best child protection policies do not work if staff and supervisors do not follow…

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DOJ Turns Its Attention to Lenders in PPP Loan Fraud Investigations

2022

While the DOJ has primarily focused its efforts on prosecuting the end recipients of PPP loan relief, the government seems to be shifting…

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Mandated Reporters Must Make Formal Reports

2022

Recently, I have seen an increasing number of people, including clients, get in trouble for failing to report suspected abuse either in…

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Proposed Employment Law Changes Will Raise the Stakes for M&A Due Diligence

2021

There are a host of employment law changes expected to be adopted by the Democratic Congress and the Biden administration that, when…

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“Coffee Chat on International Restrictions,” Global Atlanta

2021

On August 12, Manori de Silva served on a panel with Global Atlanta on, “Coffee Chat on International Restrictions.” de Silva moderated a…

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Taylor English Launches T|E General Counsel

2020

Taylor English Duma LLP is pleased to announce the creation of T|E General Counsel, its fractional general counsel solution. The practice…

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The Art of Listening to Children’s Reports

2022

A story from Boston illustrates one difficulty that mandated reporters often face, which is piecing together details that, by themselves,…

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Taylor English Tenets: Tenet One – Be Fanatical About Responsiveness

2022

Changing landscapes and expectations make interpersonal communication, time management and active listening the gold standard for…

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Strategies for Risk Mitigation in Production and Distribution of IoT Devices

2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced the world to a legion of so-called “smart” devices that drive an increasingly connected…

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Prosecution Blames School for Botched Investigation

2022

In a case from England, an official report has blamed school personnel for the prosecution’s inability to prosecute child abuse within a…

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Responding to Claims of Abuse Within a Youth Organization: Plan Your Team

2021

One of the side effects of awareness of child abuse is an uptick in claims within youth organizations. We have had numerous clients…

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Lessons from the FBI Investigation of Larry Nassar

2021

The Department of Justice has issued a scathing report about the FBI’s failures to investigate reports of sexual assault by Larry Nassar….

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Consequences of Inadequate Child Abuse Investigations

2021

Media reports this week illustrate the harrowing consequences of inadequate investigations of child abuse allegations. A documentary “In…

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Responding to Claims of Abuse Within a Youth Organization: First Steps

2021

This post is part of a continuing series about responding to claims of abuse within a youth-serving organization. The first two posts…

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