Phillips Nizer LLP | Integrity, Oversight & Investigations
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Integrity, Oversight & Investigations

Integrity oversight and independent investigations  is a longstanding and important practice of the firm, dating back to the time of Louis Nizer and his colleagues.  Our attorneys serve as monitors, receivers, trustees, and independent counsel. We also act as legal counsel for clients holding these and similar fiduciary positions. Indeed, our attorneys have been appointed or retained, pursuant to court order or upon consent, to perform integrity oversight services in a wide variety of contexts and industries, including real estate, financial services and health care. 

We also handle independent investigations. Although most of these assignments are confidential, they often involve discovering, assessing and making recommendations or drawing conclusions about corporate events, employee defalcations, campaign and ethical issues, financial audit issues, or compliance with policies pertaining to areas as diverse as antitrust, accounting, judicial administration, and securities trading. Our lawyers are familiar with industry standards and practices, and include former prosecutors and government employees who bring special insights to investigative processes. We also maintain relationships with leading forensic accountants and private investigators, drawing on such expertise when needed. We collaborate with our clients’ internal personnel, and provide independent validation of investigative findings and conclusions. 

We are known for our competence, experience, credibility, and discretion, and our ability to deliver high quality work quickly and efficiently. We understand that by their very nature, integrity oversight and independent investigations often involve sensitive subjects that can dramatically impact an organization and its employees. We always remain mindful of each client’s ongoing business needs and bottom line.
To learn more about our capabilities in this practice area please contact:
Jeffrey Q. Smith
Office: 212-841-0791
Cell: 914-522-0355
Mark M. Elliott
Office: 212-841-0741
Cell: 914-645-3214


Jeffrey Q. Smith
Mark M. Elliott
Richard P. Kaye