Internal investigations have become critical to fulfilling requirements of good governance in public and private entities. Allegations of impropriety can arise through government investigations, private accusations, civil lawsuits, whistleblower claims, and journalistic activities. Once such allegations are raised, an entity must quickly and comprehensively assess the legal and financial risks posed by such allegations and undertake a prompt and effective investigative response.
The attorneys at McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. have extensive experience in conducting internal investigations in a wide variety of contexts, including
- Whistleblower cases
- Internal public and private corruption matters
- Allegations of fraud, mismanagement, and waste
- Claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct
- Oversight of 360 degree reviews of corporate executives
- Investigation of claims of improprieties in academic institutions.
The Internal Investigation Department of McAndrews Law Offices is led by Joseph E. McGettigan, III and Dennis C. McAndrews. Collectively, the MLO attorneys possess decades of experience in conducting public and private investigations through their work as high-level prosecutors, private security consultants, and as corporate counsel. Mr. McGettigan served as the First Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, worked in high level private security, and was an executive in the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney, and represented the United States in an Iraqi province for over a year, living and working with a small State Department and American Army group, and advising the Iraqi courts, police and army. Mr. McAndrews served as Deputy for Special Prosecutions in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, and has undertaken a wide variety of investigative and oversight activities of public, private, corporate and academic entities. Both Mr. McGettigan and Mr. McAndrews have served as expert witnesses in matters involving allegations of public and private institutional misconduct. Each attorney has prosecuted multiple high profile criminal cases, and possesses extensive experience in managing press relations.