Internal Investigations 2015
Opening Remarks and Introduction
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Conducting the Investigation
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Speaker: MaryJeanette Dee, Partner, Sheppard Mullin New York
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Concluding the Investigation
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
PLI New York Center
1177 Avenue of the Americas, 2nd Floor
(Entrance on 45th Street)
New York, NY 10036
Why You Should Attend
Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will use an accounting fraud scenario with a graphic novel presentation to review the fundamentals of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, as well as touch on the many more nuanced and practical issues arising today. Leave the program with a better understanding of how to handle investigations successfully for your clients or company.
What You Will Learn
- Considerations at the outset: nature and scope of the investigation
- Document retention and data privacy issues
- Plaintiffs’ lawyers considerations: internal self-reporting to the company vs. filing with the government
- Issues in international investigations
- The intersection of labor and employment law and internal investigations
- When and how to work with outside experts
- When you should disclose and when you should not
- The government’s use, evaluation and weighing of internal investigations
- Concluding the investigation: when to prepare a report and how, corrective actions, cooperation with the government
- Ethical issues: warnings to witnesses, representational issues, the rights of employees, avoiding obstruction, indemnification and advancement
- Real-world accounting fraud hypothetical with a graphic novel presentation to structure program
- One full hour of Ethics CLE credit