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Crawford & Acharya is an innovative boutique law firm focused exclusively on corporate compliance and investigations.

We don’t believe in “check the box” or “one size fits all” compliance programs.

Regulators around the world have heightened their expectations as to what constitutes an effective compliance program. At the same time, shareholders, customers, the media, and other stakeholders continue to scrutinize executive conduct and demand that organizations, and their employees, act ethically and with integrity.

Compliance programs must be tailored to address a client’s specific business model, industry, and geography—and the risks associated with each. We invest time at the outset of each engagement to understand each client's business, brand, and culture to deliver bespoke legal services.

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We assist clients with developing and enhancing the key components of an effective compliance program. We have in-depth experience leading:

  • Ethics and Compliance Program Enhancements
  • Gap and Risk Assessments
  • Mitigation and Remediation Plans
  • Proactive Compliance Reviews
  • Third-Party Due Diligence
  • Pre- and Post-Acquisition Due Diligence
  • The Drafting and Uplift of Policies and Procedures
  • Compliance Training for Employees, Board Members, Executive Teams, and Third Parties

We take the right approach to investigations.

Clients may face a spectrum of allegations brought by a number of sources—employees, consumers, anonymous whistleblowers, competitors, and government regulators. Although they can be time-consuming and disruptive to business operations, conducting a properly-scaled investigation is crucial to resolving and remediating issues promptly and cost effectively.

We have conducted investigations in over 30 countries for businesses in a variety of sectors, including life sciences, food and beverage, retail, technology, education, manufacturing, and media and entertainment. We understand the importance of cultural sensitivity, maintaining independence and objectivity, and ensuring that all witnesses in a matter are treated with respect.

Our investigations are targeted and tailored to the identified risk, appropriate in scope and scale, and fee transparent. We help clients implement remedial measures, including enhancing compliance programs and deciding whether to self-disclose to regulatory authorities. We also partner with clients to monitor and measure the impact of completed investigations and associated remediation to minimize future risks.

We have experience investigating:

  • Bribery and Corruption
  • Fraud
  • Policy and Regulatory Violations
  • Whistleblower Complaints
  • Third-Party Misconduct
  • Employee Misconduct
  • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
  • Management and Executive-Level Misconduct