Businesses, universities and other public and private institutions have increasingly drawn scrutiny from investigative and law enforcement agencies. For the first time, many administrators, executives and managers find themselves asking, “What do I do if I receive a grand jury subpoena?”
At Weber Gallagher, we are prepared to answer your questions and respond on your behalf. Our team of experienced litigators can handle white collar, university and internal investigations. Our attorneys include former prosecutors with investigative and grand jury experience, who can provide guidance through the fundamental criminal and civil process that is triggered by the receipt of legal notices, such as witness subpoenas, target letters or search warrants. They also have handled hundreds of trials and settlements in contentious cases. We provide counsel to witnesses who may be called to testify at depositions or grand jury hearings. Our representation of clients, many whom are not familiar with the legal process, includes preparing them for court proceedings and attending with them.
In addition to criminal investigations, many institutions seek our niche investigative experience to provide assistance in internal investigations that may or may not lead to criminal charges. We are called upon by business executives, university personnel and healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to conduct investigations. In such roles, we interview witnesses and develop facts.
Universities, for example, are institutions that are a focus area of our internal investigations practice. We counsel compliance with the applicable legal and regulatory patchwork of Title IX and local statutes.
Additionally, we also serve as an independent body that investigates complaints or allegations into such claims. Our investigative experience and independence allow us to ask hard questions and draw conclusions that can stand up to scrutiny.