Companies are being scrutinized today like never before. Internal investigations have become a regular and necessary component of conducting business in an increasingly complex legal environment. Government investigations from both the DOJ and SEC continue to present unique and ever-changing challenges for companies and bring with them potential criminal and civil charges for both companies and their leadership.
We will take a look at advanced internal and government investigation issues and provide practical examples that will help prepare your legal team for such investigations. Our panel will dissect the following advanced investigation issues: identifying who the client is (Board, Audit Committee of the Board, Special Committee of the Board or Management/General Counsel); deciding who is best suited to run the investigation – internally and externally; deciding whether to disclose the results of internal investigations, including those involving the FCPA; how to handle the complexities of parallel government investigations; how to handle complex privilege issues, including joint defense agreements; how to handle whistleblower/retaliation claims; and implications of the Yates Memo.
Presented by Kristin Graham Koehler, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; James Cole, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Maria Gonzalez Calvet, Executive Counsel, Global Investigations, GE Energy Management & GE Latin America; and Teala Brewer, Vice President, Office of Investigations, Compliance and Ethics, American Red Cross National Headquarters.
1.5 hours of Virginia MCLE credit.