Bloomberg Law
April 17, 2020, 4:32 PM

Companies Refocusing Internal Investigations Amid Pandemic

Jacob Rund
Jacob Rund

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to push companies to prioritize related whistleblower complaints and launch investigations despite office closures and other constraints, attorneys say.

The increased threat of government investigators knocking at the door has attorneys and consultants advising companies to give virus-linked whistleblower complaints special attention. That means moving those tips to the top of the pile and working around obstacles such as travel restrictions and remote workforces.

“Companies should be particularly diligent with following up on complaints deemed to be credible, certainly with anything that has to do with coronavirus funds,” said Clark Ervin, a partner at Squire ...

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