Peckar & Abramson’s Internal Investigations Group represents public and private enterprises that are facing serious, business-critical issues in connection with allegations of potential wrongdoing — including those made by federal, state and local agencies. In each situation, our attorneys bring to bear decades of experience as well as a deep understanding of the very government agencies involved — oftentimes having served as prosecutors or regulators themselves — in order to investigate and resolve complex matters.
Whether the issues relate to allegations of internal misconduct or external factors, we deal with perceived transgressions fully and completely. We vet each concern to ensure compliance not only with state and federal laws, but also with corporate policies, procedures and standards of conduct, all while mitigating potential exposure to white collar criminal issues.
Our underlying commitment goes beyond addressing individual issues as they arise. We provide our clients with comprehensive guidance to help prevent reoccurrence, address risk, save time and money and advance the protection of our clients’ businesses over the short and long term.
We work closely with our clients to detail immediate issues, underlying causes and strategies to resolve matters as quickly and discreetly as possible.
When results must come first, Peckar & Abramson quickly evaluates the extent and potential impact of any alleged misconduct and sets in motion the most effective course of action.
Our Internal Investigations Practice Group preserves our clients’ reputations and business continuity efforts while working to fully advise clients about all potential ramifications, with discreet services related to:
Our services include but are not limited to:
Our multi-disciplinary approach and collective understanding leverages the experience of our former prosecutors and regulators, and our White Collar, Government Contracts and Employment lawyers, to handle our clients’ most challenging and complex issues. We recognize the sensitive nature of issues arising from non-compliance, fraud, misconduct, ethics violations, embezzlement and policy violations. We take all aspects of an investigation into account with the goal of providing optimal protection to the business, minimizing disruption and avoiding conceivable risks to your business.
Peckar & Abramson’s dedicated attorneys work closely with our clients to implement compliance programs that are uniquely suited to their needs and address the specific concerns of each client. We help clients establish codes of conduct and internal policies and procedures, implement hotline reporting systems, and conduct ongoing ethics and compliance training. Our Corporate Compliance and Integrity Counsel team stands ready to develop and implement an effective program for your business.
We have a unique proﬁciency for investigating issues ranging from code of conduct or ethics violations to those brought on by regulatory entities or the Department of Justice. We know how to efficiently accumulate essential information to arrive at the appropriate resolution. We are overly responsive and pragmatic but also know when to turn up the heat.
Effective May 10, 2020, the City of New York enacted a law prohibiting most public and private employers from testing prospective employees for marijuana pursuant to a pre-employment drug test. The prohibition was added as a new basis of unlawful employment discrimination pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL” – Section 8-107, […]
The Government is Here to Help You – Be Careful: Best Business Practices in the Post-COVID World. Presentation in conjunction with Guidepost Solutions LLC on May 14, 2020.
The article “Is My Lawyer a Robot? Technology’s Impact on Professional Services,” written by Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, and Rob M. Drover, Vice President of Business Solutions at Marcum, was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on May 14, 2020. Adam and Rob discuss the readily available technologies […]
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 142 providing for the resumption of non-essential construction projects in New Jersey as of Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6 a.m. Paragraph two of the Order, which can be viewed here, includes mandatory health and safety protocols to be followed. For a […]
Frank Hess, Senior Counsel with Peckar & Abramson’s Construction and Infrastructure practice, passed away on May 3, 2020 at the age of 61. Frank was known at P&A and by peers in the New Jersey and New York construction bars as a gifted attorney, trusted colleague, and tenacious litigator who possessed a high degree of […]
Over the next several weeks and months construction projects that had been shuttered will be restarted and new projects will be commenced. This Alert provides a checklist of issues that should be considered before starting or restarting such projects. These issues are drawn from lessons learned on “essential” projects that continued in hard-hit areas, guidance […]
Jerry Brodsky was quoted in an article titled, “Florida’s plan to build 330 miles of new toll roads,” which appeared in Florida Trend Magazine on April 27, 2020, and discussed the state’s interest in developing three new corridors stretching into rural parts of the state. Brodsky’s comment concerned Florida’s strong reputation internationally as a business […]
All of us practicing law during these interesting times have come across situations in which we must apply long-standing rules to unique and ever-changing fact patterns. An example of this occurred in Vasquez v. City of Idaho Falls, Case No. 4:16-CV-00184-DCN (D. Idaho Apr. 13, 2020). In that case, the plaintiff’s racial-discrimination and retaliatory-discharge claims were […]
Stephen Katz, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Corporate Law Practice, participated in a Q&A forum on May 6 with AJ Sercombe of Lockton Companies, answering various questions related to PPP and the CARES Act. To watch the recording, click here.
COVID-19 Construction Update: Claims and Related Coverage Issues. Presentation in conjunction with Saxe Doernberger & Vita on May 6, 2020.
For many years now, we have seen hackers break into, hold for ransom, and destroy the IT systems of well-known finance, health care, and retail giants. During that same time, the construction industry, along with many other industries, may have felt a certain false sense of security that hackers were not (or at least seemingly […]
As one of three founding members of CONSTRULEGAL®, we are pleased to share CONSTRULEGAL®’s first COVID-19 Alert. The alert includes three articles by founding members discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry, including “COVID-19: Lessons Learned from the Frontlines in New York, New Jersey and Around the U.S” by Peckar & Abramson Partners […]
Peckar & Abramson, PC (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA in the area of Construction Law at the Band 1 level Nationwide, the highest level. P&A stands alone in its distinction of being named a Band 1 firm in Construction Law nationally each year […]
“Construction Cyber Hygiene: A Staple in Today’s Infectious World,” written by Richard Volack, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice, was published by Construction Executive on April 22, 2020. Richard discusses some of the more recent social engineering, phishing, data security and ransom ware attacks that have arisen around COVID-19 and […]
Mark Berry and Sabah Petrov‘s article, “Make Certain Drone Policies Also Manage Risk,” was published by Construction Executive on April 15, 2020. Mark and Sabah discuss how conformity with FAA regulations is just the start to a robust and legally compliant UAS program for contractors deploying unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones) in their construction […]
Managing Subcontractor Default Risks During COVID-19: Part 2. Presentation in conjunction with FMI, Markel, and Hudson Insurance Group on April 21, 2020. To view the webinar recording or download the presentation slides, click here.
Gregory Begg, Co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Practice, recently answered Construction Dive readers’ coronavirus legal questions as part of the publication’s “April Mailbag” feature. Questions include: (1) How does a contractor safely know if his or her projects are essential? (2) Are there penalties on essential government projects if a […]
On April 17, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (“CISA”) issued Version 3.0 to the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, which originally was published on March 19, 2020 (“CISA Guidance”). One key aspect of Version 3.0 is additional clarification on whether construction is essential. During the COVID-19 response, State […]
National Association of Surety Bond Producers – Let’s Get Surety Podcast: Taking A Closer Look at Force Majeure Clauses in Today’s Environment. Listen on Apple Podcasts here.
GWP Constructing Brands Podcast: Navigating the CARES Act with Stephen Katz. April 2020. Learn more about the podcast episode here.