Public Sector and Monitorships
Due to the severe consequences of criminal prosecution to business organizations, the government is increasingly opting to resolve investigations of corporations through alternative means such as deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) or non-prosecution agreements (“NPAs”). In addition to requiring the payment of fines and penalties, DPAs and NPAs often impose the requirement of an integrity monitor to oversee business operations to ensure that past misconduct is not repeated and that remedial measures are fully implemented. Federal, state and local government agencies are becoming increasingly proactive in appointing monitors to oversee major public works projects to ensure that projects are completed on time, within budget and without corrupt influences. Federal and state courts have also turned to monitors to enforce consent decrees entered into by public and private litigants to ensure that the terms of the consent decrees are faithfully carried out.
Navigant’s integrity monitoring team includes former federal and state law enforcement agents and prosecutors, forensic accountants and subject matter experts from a variety industries and disciplines who have the experience, judgment and expertise to assist corporations, government agencies and courts in successfully rehabilitating companies, overseeing major public works projects and ensuring the implementation of court-approved settlements. Navigant’s professionals also assist federal and state government agencies in pursuing investigations on behalf of the government and in providing forensic support to government investigations.
- Outsourced Investigations
Monitorship of Major Construction Company
Senior executives of a major construction company faced indictment for their involvement in a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise fraud scheme. As the company’s appointed integrity monitor, Navigant worked with the company to design and monitor the implementation of a corruption prevention program, conducted forensic audits to ensure the company’s compliance with all criminal and civil laws and regulations, and established a 24-hour hotline to facilitate the reporting of suspected improper or illegal conduct by the company’s employees. The company successfully completed the monitorship and continues to be awarded major public and private projects.