An internal investigation can be an effective tool for determining the grounds and circumstances surrounding an allegation of corporate misconduct. Internal investigations assist companies in making sound decisions on matters that include "insider threats" and other alleged company rule violations. The way a company deals with internal threats, and the way it conducts internal investigations, may even affect how governmental agencies, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), perceive the company.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues surrounding corporate internal investigations. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the issues that arise when conducting these investigations.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Is there even a need for an investigation?
- Choosing the right investigator.
- Timing of investigations.
- Upjohn warnings.
- Managing relationships during internal investigations.
- Risks involved in aggressive interview tactics.
- Attorney-client privilege with respect to investigations.
- Confidentiality in investigations.
- Employee privacy pitfalls.
- Preserving evidence during/after an investigation.
- Communicating results of investigations.
- Draft conclusions and documentation for investigations.
- Legal EU (data privacy) requirements for investigations.
- Changes by General Data Protection Regulation.
- Legal consequences for unlawful data collection.
- Proposals for effective and privacy ensuring investigations.