Internal Investigations and Compliance

Larson is uniquely qualified to undertake internal investigations into alleged criminal wrongdoing, regulatory violations, and employment matters.

The firm has conducted internal investigations for clients, including the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA), a major Hollywood professional association, a London Stock Exchange-listed mining company, a private financial institution, the County of Riverside, and a prominent law firm.

Our attorneys have served by appointment as the monitor to oversee sensitive public investigations. We have also guided clients through investigations conducted by the California State Auditor.

In addition, we counsel clients through compliance issues related to:

  • False Claims Act (FCA).
  • Tax fraud.
  • Insurance fraud.
  • Securities fraud.
  • Procurement fraud.
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
  • Employment and labor issues.
  • International sanctions.
  • Public corruption.

Believing that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, Larson advises clients on compliance and training programs designed to implement risk mitigation strategies before a problem arises. We also recognize the importance corporate culture plays in our clients’ success and offer assistance in assessing and implementing policies to ensure the culture aligns with our clients’ goals.

Our attorneys have conducted investigations, compliance, and training in Afghanistan, Australia, Estonia, Guatemala, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Mexico, Poland, the P.R.C., Russia, South Korea, Southern Africa, Switzerland, the U.K., Ukraine, and throughout the U.S.

  • Retained by the County of Riverside to conduct an investigation into allegations and provide recommendations regarding the treatment of the 13 Turpin children while under the care of the County departments after being rescued from their abusive home in 2018.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a financial services company to determine whether the chief executive officer had engaged in fraud.
  • Conducted an internal investigation of fraud and embezzlement by a corporation’s investment advisor and treasurer.
  • Conducted an internal investigation of a trade organization arising from allegations of workplace harassment and discrimination.
  • Conducted an internal investigation of a retirement pension regarding allegations of executive misconduct.
  • Conducted an internal investigation of a celebrity lawyer suspected of pocketing his client’s settlement payment.
  • Represented a municipality during the California State Auditor’s investigation and resulting public records act issues and litigation between the city’s accounting firm and engineering firm.
  • Appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors as an independent monitor of the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
  • Leading an internal investigation concerning one of the largest Medicare frauds in U.S. history.
  • Representing a major television network in an internal investigation conducted overseas.
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