The PREVENE Group is a law specialty group established to position companies to protect their reputation and their assets from the devastation of criminal and significant civil liabilities by addressing compliance issues with the prosecutors perspective. Recognizing that prosecutors and federal agents look at issues differently than the business community, The PREVENE Group employs former federal prosecutors and agents to enhance companies corporate governance and compliance programs. With years of investigative experience, The PREVENE Group brings the knowledge, insight and ability to look at conduct and issues from the prosecutors perspective and to identify, and stop, potential criminal conduct before it starts. The former prosecutors and agents work with lawyers thoroughly engaged in the compliance arena to generate a culture of integrated integrity-based performance by supplementing existing programs or completely restructuring floundering programs.
The PREVENE Group, is also able to provide the independence needed for successful compliance, and can offer not only the insight of prosecutors, but the insight of an outsider, unencumbered by real or imagined internal pressures or long-standing company practices.
Fostering a culture of solid business ethics through employee engagement and ownership is a cornerstone of The PREVENE Group methodology. In the corporate environment, honest employees notice almost every instance of misconduct. Those who believe they have information about a possible legal or policy lapse must feel comfortable voicing their concerns. Likewise, employees must believe the system can effectively investigate and address possible wrongdoing. Otherwise, employee silence will permit misconduct to continue or employees will find a person--and a process--they believe they can trust, often times a qui tam lawyer, the media, or the government. Cooperation is fostered in large part by convincing every employee that the Board and management fully embrace the culture of compliance.
Engagement of The PREVENE Group as part of an effective compliance program sends an unmistakable message that the company takes its corporate responsibilities seriously and encourages employees to come forward early before real problems arise. The PREVENE Group perspective gives corporate employees confidence in the program's ability to effectively and appropriately resolve perceived problems, while deterring potentially misdirected employees by creating the expectation that wrongdoing, if it occurs, will be quickly detected.
Companies have been tarnished by the corporate fraud scandals of the past few years. New regulations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act have not generated the hoped-for consumer confidence. Clients and investors are still looking for the signs which differentiate one company from all the rest.
The PREVENE Group can establish a company as an innovative leader in corporate governance and shareholder and client protection while creating significant confidence in the company and its financial reporting. The PREVENE Group can ensure significant value by turning corporate compliance into a competitive advantage. The PREVENE Group perspective brings a unique knowledge and understanding internal compliance programs by themselves cannot provide, thereby reducing legal liabilities for the companys bottom line.
The PREVENE Group also enhances employee morale and productivity, while creating significant public goodwill and improved community relations by demonstrating the commitment to being an exemplary corporate citizen. This proactive step will likewise strengthen a companys relationships with business partners and improve customer loyalty.