Internal
Investigation Capabilities

Our in-house investigative unit is unmatched in its sophistication and ability to obtain critical information.

PT+ Monitoring View Cases

Landmark Cases

US FOREX

Antitrust + Competition

$2.3 Billion in US settlements for market manipulation

Priceline

Securities Litigation

$80 Million recovery in fraud litigation

Wendy's

Consumer Litigation

Data Breach case with $50 Million settlement

GOOGLE

Corporate Governance

Record-setting sexual harassment settlement of $310 Million in corporate reforms

Investigations

The Firm’s in-house investigative department is led by attorney Alex Vargas, who has over a decade of legal and investigative experience. Under Vargas’ direction, investigators employ public records and open source research and conduct highly detailed witness and industry-expert interviews to unravel complex factual issues, discover critical evidence, and deliver actionable intelligence. The team works seamlessly with a robust, international network of investigative firms to deliver relevant facts from anywhere in the world.

The investigative department’s work has played a critical role towards the Firm’s success in settling significant cases, including:

  • In re GSE Bonds Antitrust Litig., No. 19-cv-01704 (S.D.N.Y.) ($386.5 million settlement);
  • In re Equifax, Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig., No. 1:17-md-02800 (N.D. Ga.) ($32.5 million settlement)
  • In re SanDisk LLC Sec. Litig., No. 15-cv-01455 (N.D. Cal.) ($50 million settlement).

Prior to joining Scott+Scott, Mr. Vargas oversaw litigation-based investigations on behalf of plaintiffs at a boutique investigation firm in New York. Earlier Mr. Vargas was employed by an investigation firm handling securities fraud cases exclusively. Mr. Vargas received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of San Diego and is licensed to practice law in New York, California, and the District of Columbia.