Defense Against Allegations Of Accounting Fraud
Irregularities in accounting practices are often at the heart of allegations of securities fraud. The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and the New York Attorney General frequently investigate such matters as they relate to publicly traded companies.
If your firm is facing allegations of fraudulently inflated revenue, or if you have received a FINRA Rule 8210 request or a Wells Notice, it is crucial that you have an experienced accounting defense attorney on your side as soon as possible. The law firm of Ford O'Brien, LLP, has extensive experience in these matters, and our attorneys stand ready to assist clients in New York and nationwide.
Strategic Legal Counsel For CEOs, CFOs And COOs
Questionable accounting practices may run afoul of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and multiple company officers may be asked to cooperate in a regulatory or criminal investigation. At Ford O'Brien, LLP, our attorneys provide comprehensive, forward-thinking counsel and representation in matters of accounting defense, SEC defense and FINRA defense, as well as employment law with regard to whistleblowers. We represent executives and other white-collar defendants facing possible sanctions or criminal charges.
In many cases, an effective defense strategy can lead to charges being dropped, the case being settled without admission of wrongdoing, and avoidance of heavy civil penalties. Our attorneys have experience in a variety of securities litigation matters related to accounting practices, including allegations of aiding and abetting and breach of fiduciary duty. We can advise on the most effective strategy for achieving a favorable outcome in your specific case, and we provide strong representation inside and outside of the courtroom.