Groupcast at the offices of the Atlanta Bar Association
9:00 AM to 4:45 PM
Atlanta Bar Association
229 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Practicing Law Institute and Atlanta Bar CLE will continue working together to bring PLI programs to you!
PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge.
More of PLI's sophisticated and cutting-edge programs will be webcast live at the Atlanta Bar Association Office through May 2016.
6 CLE hours, including 1 Ethics hour
Commencing the Investigation: Considerations at the Outset
- How do you deal with allegations by a whistleblower?
- What are the labor and employment issues?
- When is an investigation warranted?
- Who should oversee the investigation?
- Who should conduct the investigation? In-house vs. outside counsel
- What is the appropriate scope of the investigation?
- Who should know about the investigation?
- What steps should be taken to preserve documents?
- What are the considerations of the plaintiff’s lawyer?
- How can you manage the costs of an investigation?
- Dealing with international issues?
Conducting the Investigation - Considerations, Processes and Procedures
- Gathering documents
- Employee interviews
- Employee issues and obligations: advice, rights and liability in light of recent cases
- Former employee interviews
- When should employees or former employees have their own counsel?
- How to deal with counsel for individuals
- Dealing with the auditors
- Dealing with international issues: attorney client privilege in other countries, language issues?
Conducting the Investigation - Privilege Issues and Ethical Traps in Conducting the Investigation
- Protecting the investigation: Attorney client privilege and work product issues
- Representational issues
- Warnings to witnesses
- How to respond to questions from interviewees
- Avoiding obstruction
- Other ethical dilemmas
Concluding the Investigation
- Reaching findings
- Memorializing conclusions
- When to prepare a written report
- Alternatives to a written report
- Contents of the report: detail, facts v. legal conclusions
- Who sees the report: handling third-party requests
- Corrective actions/remediation
- Whether and how to self-report
- The regulators’ perspectives on internal investigations
- Disclosing the investigation to regulators: why, when and how
- Regulators’ perspectives on how companies navigate whistleblower issues. Has Dodd-Frank changed
- how regulators are handling these issues and what they expect from companies?
- Maintaining a dialogue with the regulators during the investigation
- What will the regulators want to know?
- Challenges posed by international investigations
- Cooperation with the government
- Waiver issues
- Public disclosure of results
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