Monitoring And Investigation Lawyer

It can be all too easy for corruption and unethical activity to seep into a union, a business or other organization. This can come in the form of no-show jobs (where an individual is receiving a salary for no real work), bribery kickbacks, improper reporting or a range of other corrupt practices.

If this activity is discovered, the government has the option to remove officers and impose a trusteeship to monitor the entity's activity and prevent future corruption. This process is costly for the organization and can create a financial stranglehold.

At Murray & McCann, we provide options to companies and unions that face the possibility of this penalty, including offering our services in investigation and monitoring. We also develop proactive solutions for companies wishing to adhere to ethical standards and avoid future investigation.

Before entering private practice, attorney Joseph McCann worked with the government as a civil RICO chief, investigating and prosecuting organized crime involvement in unions and legitimate industries. This included bringing one of the nation's largest RICO cases, which attacked organized crime's corruption of the garbage industry.

Private Counsel And Monitoring For Companies And Unions Throughout New York

Today, attorney McCann provides monitoring services to unions and companies that wish to avoid unethical activity and the harsh penalties that come with it. Many times, clients come to us after a government investigation or review, which could result in a costly government-imposed trusteeship. We work with these organizations, providing cost-effective options and solutions, including:

  • Integrity programs to create a culture of ethical behavior and decision-making
  • Codes of ethics and other formalized agreements for ethical behavior

By developing these options, the company is often able to avoid costly government-imposed trusteeships or achieve a lesser penalty for past offenses. Our firm is on the New York City Department of Investigation's approved list of private inspectors general for such matters, and our involvement helps build the trust of this department.

Experienced Handling Of Monitoring And Investigative Proceedings In Private Organizations

Mr. McCann has acted as chief ethics officer for several unions, as well as for multiple businesses and organizations — both those under review and those seeking to avoid a review in the future. His oversight and involvement build accountability for the subject entity.

He has also served as a trustee for unions in situations where the officers have been removed for criminal or ethical violations. In addition to helping develop new ethical standards and practices for the organization, he investigates to retain valuable employees and individuals who will help to prevent corruption in the future.

To learn more and schedule an initial consultation, please contact our Rockville Centre office at 516-766-3131.

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