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.
Steven M. Charney, chairman of of Peckar & Abramson, was quoted in Law360‘s article, “Private Sector Could Help Fund $2T Infrastructure Bill,” published on May 7, 2021. The article discusses how Washington could look to the private sector in the form of public-private-partnerships, or P3s, to help fund President Biden’s roughly $2 trillion infrastructure bill. […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that firm Chairman, Steven M. Charney, and Senior Counsel, Michael Schewe, have been appointed to Law360 2021 Editorial Advisory Boards. They have been named to the Construction and Immigration Editorial Boards, respectively. Members of the editorial advisory boards provide feedback on Law360’s […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been named to the 2021 Washington, DC Super Lawyers® list. According to the publication, the list is exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in each jurisdiction as Super Lawyers. The following P&A attorneys were named […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Gerard J. Onorata, a Partner in the firm’s River Edge, New Jersey office, has been named a 2021 NJBiz Leaders in Law honoree. NJBiz defines their process as including “an open nomination period, followed by selection of honorees by a panel […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 16 attorneys have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) and will be included in the WWL 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Construction. WWL reports that the publication, a global directory, “provides in-depth analysis to the world’s elite construction lawyers.” […]
Lori Ann Lange, partner and co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Government Contracting & Infrastructure practice, was quoted in Construction Dive‘s article, “What contractors need to know before going after public projects,” published on April 22, 2021. The article discusses some of the most important considerations for contractors to address before they start bidding on publicly […]
Michael C. Zisa, partner and chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Surety and Construction Related Insurance Defense practice, and Joshua A. Morehouse, a senior associate in P&A’s Washington, DC office, have written “What You Need to Know About Joint Ventures in the Construction Industry,” a three-part series of in-depth articles for the National Association of Surety […]
Denis Serkin, partner and chair of Peckar & Abramson’s international practice, and Nicole Markowitz, a senior associate, have written “Understanding the Risks of International Construction,” an article for Construction Executive. The article discusses the three categories of risk (the three Cs) a contractor operating abroad needs to understand. Read the full article here.
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that the 2021 South Florida Legal Guide has named P&A a Top Law Firm in South Florida and has honored the following nine attorneys for their individual successes and accomplishments: Top Lawyers Jerry P. Brodsky Stefan Chin Melinda S. Gentile Adam P. […]
In response to COVID-19 vaccines becoming more widely available to the general public, the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) issued new guidance on its website in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding whether employers can mandate that employees obtain vaccinations as a term and condition of employment. The newly issued FAQ largely […]
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law recent legislation mandating that all private and public employers, regardless of employer size or industry, provide up to four hours of paid leave, per dosage, for employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employers must offer leave under the terms of the new law until it expires […]
National construction law firm Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that 19 attorneys have been named to the 2021 Illinois, New Jersey, and Southern California Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists and the 2021 Texas Rising Stars list. According to the publication, the lists are exclusive, recognizing no more than five percent […]
A recent case from the Central District of California reminds us that not all insurance policies are alike. Depending on the particular policy, losses from the COVID-19 outbreak could qualify as property damage and therefore could be recoverable under an all-risk insurance policy. COVID-19 has in many cases imposed significant costs on contractors, and in […]
The H-1B nonimmigrant visa program, which allows businesses to bring in foreign professionals to work in “specialty occupations,” has been an important tool of employers for many years. As winter thaws, our thoughts turn to our spring gardens, but many companies know that spring also means H-1B cap season is around the corner. U.S. Citizenship […]
The Texas snow and ice storm of February 2021 will long be remembered. It has affected everyone across the State, and its impacts continue to be felt a week later. This Alert provides the construction industry with guidance and recommendations for navigating commercial risk resulting from the storm. The potential impacts to your projects may […]
Gary M. Stein, co-managing partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, was quoted in the South Florida Business Journal‘s article, “$30M in six months? Elon Musk’s Miami tunnel idea ‘a logistical challenge,’ experts say,” published on February 15, 2021. The article discusses Elon Musk’s proposed tunnel for electric vehicles in Miami beneath Brickell Avenue and […]
Stephen P. Katz, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Corporate Law Practice, was quoted in Construction Executive‘s article, “Business Survival in the Age of COVID-19,” published on February 2, 2021. Stephen discusses the potential for PPP loan audits and provides a detailed list of all the types of documentation and information companies should consider assembling to […]
This article was written for the ConsensusDocs newsletter and first appeared here. The success of general contractors in completing a construction project is often dependent upon the performance of their subcontractors. General contractors have frequently said exactly this. Traditionally, the key subcontractors on a project are the electrical, plumbing, HVAC and structural steel subs. Due […]
Thomas J. Curran, co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Practice, was quoted in the Financial Times’ article, “White Collar Lawyers Predict Boom Times Under Biden,” published on February 6, 2021. The article discusses how corporate criminal prosecutions are expected to rise after falling dramatically during former President Donald Trump’s presidency. […]
SUMMARY Effective January 1, 2021, a new California law requires employers to notify employees about possible or known exposure to COVID-19 at the workplace. The law requires actual notification to employees within one day. In addition, the law requires notifications to local public health authorities of a COVID-19 outbreak. The law also gives Cal/OSHA a […]