Corporate Investigations


Corporations and business entities, both public and private, are facing severe scrutiny and aggressive regulatory enforcement from federal and state government agencies. Whenever corporate conduct comes under scrutiny, business entities can face significant legal obstacles. A former felony prosecutor, Steve Shellist now devotes his time, talent, and resources to defending corporations and business persons whenever they come under fire for compliance issues. He has experience representing companies during internal investigations, and protecting their business interests after self-disclosure.

When a corporation is confronted with allegations or evidence of potential company wrongdoing, Steve Shellist and his attorneys can help their clients respond promptly and properly. Whether the right remedy involves discipline, remediation, or even negotiation with regulatory agencies, The Shellist Law Firm advocates aggressively for their clients’ best interests.

Corporate scrutiny frequently focuses on issues with compliance. Federal and state government agencies closely examine whether companies are complying with their legal duties to practice business ethically. With his years of experience, Steve Shellist understands that sometimes the best legal defense is a good offense—The Shellist Law Firm can assist its clients with effective corporate internal investigations to ensure compliance is observed and implemented before the government intervenes.

With a confidential, internal investigation plan that is specifically tailored to suit each client’s unique needs, Steve Shellist and his attorneys can help their corporate clients move through the compliance process. These investigation plans include document review, personnel interviews, legal analysis, and internal compliance reporting. The ultimate goals of corporate internal investigation are to halt the corporate conduct that places business entities under government scrutiny, to cement the company’s good-faith response to the allegations, to insulate board members and managerial personnel from complicity, and to promote an overall culture of transparency and compliance throughout the corporation.

Steve Shellist and his attorneys not only defend companies when they are faced with legal obstacles; when companies themselves are the victims of improper corporate conduct, The Shellist Law Firm can help companies and their directors internally investigate and identify the source of the issue. Moreover, The Shellist Law Firm can act as a liaison between the company and state and federal law enforcement agencies to help prosecute those responsible, including obtaining restitution where appropriate.