Professional Services

Professional Services

Providing effective counsel and advice to those in the professional services industry

Key Contacts

Experience

  • PCOAB AND SEC CLOSING LETTERS

    Obtaining a closing letter from the SEC and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board following a multi-year investigation into a major accounting firm’s relationship with its largest client. Allegations included embezzlement by a company employee facilitated by a junior member of the audit team, as well as potential violations of auditor independence rules by the auditor.
  • REPRESENTATION IN LARGEST FRAUD IN INDIAN HISTORY

    Representing an auditor in US civil and administrative proceedings arising from the then-largest corporate fraud in Indian history. Worked closely with Indian counsel in representing the client in Indian criminal, civil and administrative proceedings.
  • CYBER INTRUSION AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

    Advising a major international law firm in a confidential review and incident response following cyber-intrusion. Coordinated interaction with law enforcement and government on response strategy.
  • CHANNEL STUFFING LITIGATION AND INVESTIGATIONS

    Representing an auditor in a criminal and civil investigation concerning its client’s channel stuffing, followed by representation in securities and derivative actions in federal and state courts.
  • ADVICE IN CONNECTION WITH CYBER INTRUSION

    Advising an accounting firm in its cyber-intrusion response and subsequent coordination with law enforcement.
  • ADVICE ON BIG 4 NETWORK’S PROVISION OF US LEGAL ADVICE

    Advising the Big 4 network on professional and ethical standards implicated by expansion into providing advice concerning US law.
  • REPRESENTATION OF SENIOR INHOUSE LAWYER IN BAR ACTION

    Representing a former senior in-house attorney at a major US corporation in response to professional misconduct allegations. The state bar dismissed the complaint with no adverse action against the lawyer.
  • CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND PARALLEL CIVIL LITIGATION

    Representing an auditor in non-US criminal and civil proceedings arising from the largest corporate failure in Caribbean history.
  • SEC INVESTIGATION ARISING FROM CORPORATE FRAUD

    Representing an Asian audit firm in an SEC investigation relating to sales and accounting fraud perpetrated by the audit client’s senior management. The investigation includes alleged impairment of auditor independence as a consequence of employment relationship.
  • AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE INVESTIGATION

    Negotiating the resolution of auditor independence cases relating to the firm’s policy and practices concerning close personal relationships.
  • INTERNAL REVIEW OF POTENTIAL CORRUPT PAYMENTS

    Representing an auditor in a confidential review of potential corrupt payments made to tax authorities by the firm’s subcontractors. Advised on policy and process enhancements.
  • PARALELL PROCEEDINGS RE SALES AND ACCOUNTING FRAUD

    Representing an accounting firm in SEC, PCAOB and criminal proceedings arising from the client’s fraudulent sales and revenue recognition practices. Secured dismissal of auditor from parallel civil litigation.
  • REPRESENTATION OF LAW FIRM IN BANKRUPTCY LITIGATION

    Advising a major international law firm in connection with litigation arising out of the bankruptcy of the law firm’s client.

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