Experienced Representation by Former SEC Enforcement Attorney
When a board of directors is informed of a pending SEC investigation or has an inquiry from the Department of Justice, a typical response will be to form a special audit committee or internal investigation special committee. These committees, made up of selected directors who employ internal and external resources, will typically hire a law firm or accounting firm, or both, to begin the work of an audit or internal investigation.
A board of directors' committee conducting an internal investigations may need counsel of its own to represent itself in dealings with any outside firm doing the investigation, or with internal management, even though the investigation may primarily be oriented toward representing company management and not the individual board members. Daniel Hurson is a Washington DC audit committee attorney who has experience advising special board committees or chairs of audit committees when the company is undergoing an SEC or DOJ ordered internal investigation.
Representative case: Attorney Hurson represented a public company corporate board special committee investigating whether to bring claims against its accounting and law firms.
Special Audit Committee or Special Committee Counsel
Daniel Hurson has previously served as counsel to review the work of outside accountants and lawyers. The Law Offices of Daniel J. Hurson, LLC, has experience suing accounting companies and law firms and providing oversight monitoring of company counsel.
The types of clients we have assisted and for services provided include:
- Companies conducting financial or securities audits or internal investigations (monitor outside counsel's bills for reasonableness)
- Insurance carrier directors and officers representation
- Oversight of special committee fraud investigation
- Separate counsel for board of directors
It may seem counterintuitive to hire an attorney as a watchdog on another law firm; however, it can save expenditures in the long run and on occasion can expedite the process by reducing or eliminating unnecessary activities.
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