Corporate Investigations


Corporations and business entities, both public and private, are facing severe scrutiny and aggressive regulatory enforcement from federal and state government agencies. Business entities can face significant legal obstacles when corporate conduct comes under scrutiny. As former felony prosecutors, the attorneys at Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP now devote their time, talent, and resources to defending corporations and business persons whenever they come under fire for compliance issues. They have experience representing companies during internal investigations and protecting their business interests after any self-disclosure.

When a corporation is confronted with allegations or evidence of potential company wrongdoing, Steve Shellist, Peyton Peebles, and Sean McAlister can help their clients respond promptly and properly. Whether the right remedy involves discipline, remediation, or even negotiation with regulatory agencies, Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP advocates aggressively for their clients’ best interests.

Corporate scrutiny frequently focuses on compliance issues. Federal and state government agencies closely examine whether companies are complying with their legal and ethical duties. With their years of experience, the lawyers at Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP understand that sometimes the best legal defense is a good offense—the firm can assist its clients with effective corporate internal investigations to ensure compliance is observed and implemented before the government intervenes.

With a confidential, internal investigation plan that is specifically tailored to suit each client’s unique needs, Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP can help their corporate clients move through the compliance process. These investigation plans include document review, personnel interviews, legal analysis, and internal compliance reporting. The ultimate goals of corporate internal investigation are to halt the corporate conduct that places business entities under government scrutiny, to cement the company’s good-faith response to the allegations, to insulate board members and management from complicity, and to promote an overall culture of transparency and compliance throughout the corporation.

In addition to defending companies facing legal problems, Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP also helps companies ferret out criminal or otherwise improper conduct that is victimizing the company. Our firm can help companies and their directors internally investigate and identify the source of such issues. Moreover, the firm can act as a liaison between the company and state and federal law enforcement agencies to help prosecute those responsible, including obtaining restitution where appropriate.

If your business entity needs help with an investigation—either as the target or the victim—call Shellist Peebles McAlister LLP today to schedule a consultation.