Working with Outside Counsel to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations

Presenters:

Akinyemi Akiwowo Morgan Stanley, VP & Counsel, Global Litigation

Estela Díaz Akin Gump, Partner

Juan Arteaga Crowell & Moring, Partner

Categories:

Investigations

Program Level: Intermediate

Duration: 60 minutes

Recorded On: November 4, 2019

Program Description

In-house teams at public and private companies are regularly confronted with evidence or allegations of potential internal wrongdoing that ranges from a notification of a government investigation into possible federal law violations by officers and directors, to complaints about routine violations of company policies and codes of conduct, to allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment.

This panel of experienced in-house and outside lawyers discusses best practices for conducting effective and ethical corporate internal investigations that minimize a company’s legal, financial and reputational risks. Topics discussed include factors to consider when hiring outside counsel, strategies for witness interviews, how to engage with government lawyers, ways to maximize the attorney-client and work product privileges, and key issues that arise when conducting an internal investigations while a government investigation or private lawsuit is pending or likely to be commenced.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this panel, participants will have a clear framework of best practices and considerations for conducting effective and ethical internal corporate investigations, as well as an understanding of the most common pitfalls to avoid.

CLE Info

This program is currently available for 1.0 general credit in the following states:

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Presenters:

Akinyemi Akiwowo
VP & Counsel, Global Litigation, Morgan Stanley

Estela Díaz
Partner, Akin Gump

Juan Arteaga
Partner, Crowell & Moring

Categories:

Investigations

Program Level: Intermediate

Duration: 60 minutes

Recorded On: November 4, 2019