From international business disputes to white collar defense, Colley’s team of career investigators, former special agents and prosecutors understand the difference between information and evidence. Our familiarity and existing relationships in local jurisdictions around the world means we collect the facts efficiently and properly — wherever they lead.
Whether it’s a sensitive internal matter in need of professional fact-finding, or a complex, multi-jurisdictional case, Colley’s team of former prosecutors, special agents, and government investigators have been on both sides of the table and have experience advising clients through the entire lifecycle of white collar and government investigations. From post-allegation discreet inquiries to comprehensive government litigation support in bet-the-company litigation, clients trust Colley’s innovative solutions, ethical approach, and inside-out understanding. From developing a winning strategy to securing a favorable outcome, resolution is clearer with Colley Intelligence.
Our expertise includes:
• Internal Investigations: Our experience includes government-initiated inquiries and corporate investigations involving allegations of fraud, theft, and extortion. Highlights of our recent engagements include conducting a high-profile investigation and culture review following sensitive #MeToo allegations on behalf of a multi-national corporation, investigating allegations of wrongdoing by corporate board members engaged in deceptive practices and financial mismanagement, and teamed with a special committee probing allegations of corporate espionage and sensitive national security issues in the C-Suite.
• White Collar Defense: Colley has worked with defense teams representing multinational corporations to defend companies and executives involved in government investigations and during trial. From corruption and bribery to high-stakes regulatory and criminal investigations, Colley works in collaboration with defense counsel to collect the facts, get witnesses on the record, and identify further avenues of inquiry. Whether it’s a government-initiated inquiry into company practices, or defense of a high-profile executive, we act as an extension of your legal team collaborating with your legal advisors throughout the lifecycle of the case, resulting in a pragmatic fact-driven defense strategy.
• Anti-Corruption & Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) Investigations: Governments and regulators around the world have a sharp eye for companies and their executives found to be in violation of anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws and regulations. With violators facing sky-high penalties, irreversible reputational damage, and possible imprisonment, the stakes of noncompliance have never been higher. Our firm has conducted and led investigations and compliance reviews alleged violations of the FCPA and UK Bribery Act on behalf of clients operating all over the globe.
Led by seasoned experts in fraud and money-laundering investigations, former special agents and federal prosecutors, our team has conducted investigations in corruption hotspots across South America, Africa, and Asia. From large multi-national corporations to local suppliers, wherever the fact lead, Colley works with counsel to tailor each investigation so that the solution doesn’t become larger than the problem.
• Fraud Investigations: Led by former special agents, Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE’s), and seasoned investigators, we conduct comprehensive internal investigations and reviews. From discreet interviews to collection and preservation of electronically stored information (ESI), we work hand-in-hand with boards, counsel, and HR departments to ensure our work is done properly and professionally, with a careful eye for properly preserving the evidence for presentation to counsel, law enforcement, or at trial.