Internal Investigations and White Collar Defense

Internal Investigations and White Collar Defense

Grellas Shah has a robust white collar defense practice and has extensive experience addressing criminal investigations and prosecutions in the areas of securities and accounting fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), perjury and false statements, and obstruction.  Grellas Shah attorneys also have substantial experience conducting internal investigations on a wide variety of subjects, including employment investigations, as well as investigations of fraud, foreign corrupt practices, accounting irregularities or other malfeasance as company counsel or as independent counsel on behalf of the Board.  Grellas Shah attorneys have also been called upon to provide independent representation to employees that are the subjects of internal investigations.  The firm’s lawyers have particular experience coordinating responses to parallel civil, criminal and regulatory proceedings.

Representative Engagements

  • Conducted internal investigation of alleged accounting irregularities on behalf of a Special Committee of the Board of a public company.


  • Conducted internal investigation of potential theft of confidential information on behalf of a technology company.


  • Currently representing the former CFO of a public company in parallel SEC and DOJ investigations of alleged insider trading.


  • Represented software engineer in responding to grand jury subpoena and in preparing for grand jury testimony in connection with criminal investigation of insider trading ring at public Silicon Valley company.