No company wants to plan for investigating misconduct within its ranks. Yet, when confronted with misconduct, conducting a proper internal investigation is critical to protecting the company, whether the allegations involve entry-level employees or senior leadership. From the moment an allegation of potential wrongdoing is reported, prompt action is vital to understanding the conduct at issue, preventing future misconduct, and promoting a culture of transparency and compliance within the company. This chapter outlines insights into conducting internal investigations, which seek to minimize risk and disruption to the business while observing the need for thoroughness and consistency with guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice.
The General Counsel’s Guide to Government Investigations
Corporate Internal Investigations