Crawford & Acharya pllc


  • WBE

Firm Size

  • 3-5

Willing to Act as Local Counsel

  • No

Crawford & Acharya pllc is a boutique corporate compliance and investigations firm. We assist corporate clients across industries with developing and enhancing the key components of an effective ethics & compliance program.  When a problem is reported or suspected, we conduct a confidential and privileged investigation that is appropriate in scope and scale and fee transparent.

We act as trusted advisors to general counsel, chief compliance officers and their teams – providing exceptional compliance and investigations services in a manner that suits our clients’ needs. Our boutique size gives us the flexibility to tailor our legal services to address today’s complex regulatory environment, taking into account each client’s unique business strategy, culture, and brand. We help our clients develop and implement practical, risk-based solutions to real world ethics, compliance, and investigations challenges

At Crawford & Acharya, we combine our decades of experience representing clients in multiple legal settings and jurisdictions with our client-centric approach to fee arrangements. And, as a law firm founded by women of color and certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by WBENC, diversity is not just something we talk about—it’s who we are.


Boston, MA

75 State Street, Suite 100

Person of contact: Lila Acharya

North Miami , FL

1801 NE 123rd Street, Suite 304

Person of contact: Angela Crawford

Practice Areas

  • Corporate
    • Corporate Governance
    • Internal Investigations
  • Labor & Employment
    • Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
    • Investigations - Internal/Agency
  • Litigation/Trials
    • Criminal (White Collar)
  • White Collar / Investigations
    • Compliance
    • Regulatory Investigations
    • Whistleblower

Firm Bio

We challenge traditional notions of corporate compliance and investigations by offering a client-centric, collaborative, and forward-thinking approach to legal services.

Companies today face increasingly complex ethics and compliance challenges, heightened scrutiny from global regulators, and significant demands from consumers, employees, and other stakeholders—all while balancing internal pressures for budget and resources.

We have handled matters worldwide in various industries, including life sciences, retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, defense, and technology. Having collectively worked for some of the world’s most elite global companies and law firms, and as prosecutors, we see value in offering our clients an alternative to the traditional law firm model.

We understand that compliance programs must be tailored to address each client’s business model, industry and geography – and the risks associated with each.

We invest time at the outset of each engagement to understand our clients’ business, brand, and culture. We help clients leverage their internal resources and enhance their existing compliance framework to resolve compliance challenges efficiently and effectively.

We Take the Right Approach to Investigations

When a problem is reported or suspected, we conduct a confidential and privileged investigation that is appropriate in scope and scale, and fee transparent.

We understand investigations can be time-consuming and disruptive to businesses and their professionals. Having represented companies and individuals and interviewed thousands of witnesses at all levels, we believe investigations should be thorough but mindful of the business context.  Maintaining objectivity and treating all witnesses respectfully is paramount.

We help clients identify risks and implement appropriate remedial measures based on investigation outcomes.

We have helped organizations and individuals around the world address some of their most pressing compliance and investigations concerns. We view compliance and investigations challenges from multiple angles to provide our clients with effective and practical solutions.

Ethics and Compliance Experience

• Provide advice and counsel on a variety of ethics and compliance topics, including bribery and corruption, conflicts of interest, workplace culture, trade compliance and third-party due diligence

• Advise on strategies for creating, developing, and enhancing ethics and compliance programs

• Create and lead enterprise compliance assessments and conduct compliance program audits

• Streamline and update legal and compliance policies

• Create and deliver tailored live trainings covering topics including anti-corruption, sanctions, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

• Develop internal investigation protocols, board presentation materials, and training modules

• Lead implementation of mitigation and remediation plans following compliance assessments and investigations

• Conduct third-party due diligence, including interviews, of high-risk third-party international sales agents and consultants

Investigations Experience

Our team has significant experience leading investigations in a variety of areas, including:

  • Bribery and Corruption 
  • Fraud, Embezzlement and Self-Dealing 
  • Compliance Policy and  Regulatory Violations  
  • Whistleblower Complaints 
  • Third-Party Misconduct
  • Employee Misconduct 
  • Management and Executive Misconduct 
  • Trade Sanctions 
  • Workplace Culture
  • Discrimination & Sexual Harassment 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 
  • Environmental, Social and Governance