Legal Series: The Attorney-Client Privilege and Internal Investigations 2011
Corporate internal investigations can be challenging for companies and even for an experienced lawyer. A solid plan must be developed to uphold attorney-client privilege to protect both the attorneys and their clients from being forced to disclose confidential communications between them during the course of the investigation.
The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of thought leaders to help companies understand the fundamentals and the recent developments in attorney-client privilege and internal investigations. They will also discuss best practices to lessen investigative risk and manage internal investigations while upholding attorney-client privilege. The speakers will share their expert opinions in a two-hour LIVE webcast.
Dean C. Bunch, Partner, Assurance Services ,Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Andrew Genser, Partner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Jeffrey F. Robertson, Special Counsel
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Who Should Attend:
- Corporate Counsel
- Corporate Legal Advisor
- General Counsel
- Business Lawyers
- Senior Managers
Andrew M. Genser represents individuals and corporations in a wide variety of criminal and regulatory investigations by both state and federal authorities, and conducts internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients. Mr. Genser’s civil practice includes representing investment banks, broker-dealers and corporations in complex commercial and securities-related disputes. In his private practice, among other notable cases, Mr. Genser recently represented an individual charged in the largest tax fraud in U.S. history, obtaining a sentence of probation; helped the CEO of a major reinsurance company avoid federal fraud charges; favorably resolved a multistate consumer fraud investigation of a publicly traded media services company; and is a key member of the team defending BP in the criminal investigations following the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig and the resulting oil spill. Mr. Genser is admitted to practice in New York.
Andrew M. Genser represents individuals and corporations in a wide variety of criminal and regulatory investigations by both state and …
Jeffrey F. Robertson is a special counsel in Schulte Roth & Zabel’s Washington, D.C. office, where he represents clients in high-stakes securities enforcement and litigation matters, including SEC investigations and enforcement actions (civil and administrative), securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits and other civil litigation and arbitrations, FINRA and PCAOB investigations, and criminal inquiries by the Department of Justice and state attorneys general. He also conducts internal investigations and advises clients on compliance matters.
Jeff has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and The Legal 500, respected peer review publications, for his achievements, and he is a sought-after speaker and published author. Recently, Jeff participated in the Strafford webinar “Audit Confirmations: Navigating the Updated ASB, PCAOB and IAAS Standards.” Additionally, he authored the “Non-Public Information” chapter of the Insider Trading Law and Compliance Answer Book, which is forthcoming from PLI, and he wrote a chapter on “Defending Clients in Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Investigations,” which is published in Thomson Reuters/Thomson West’s Defending Corporations and Individuals in Government Investigations. Jeff received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Legal Research and Writing Editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review.
Jeffrey F. Robertson is a special counsel in Schulte Roth & Zabel’s Washington, D.C. office, where he represents clients in high-stakes …
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About Ernst & Young LLP
About Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to achieve your company’s potential. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority – no matter the industry sector. With our more than 1,000 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. And we work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide. It’s how Ernst & Young makes a difference.
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Founded more than 100 years ago, Kirkland & Ellis LLP has been called upon to handle complicated litigation, corporate, real estate, intellectual property, restructuring, tax, and counseling matters for global clients. With approximately 1,500 lawyers in office locations in the United States, Europe and Asia, Kirkland lawyers cover the full spectrum of matters important to businesses in today’s global marketplace. Because of our consistently high volume of complex engagements, we have developed a broad vision of the issues that confront business organizations and an aptitude for developing novel, creative and constructive solutions. Kirkland’s emphasis on teamwork allows us to synthesize the specialty areas needed to support top-tier practices for the benefit of our clients.
About Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London. SRZ’s Litigation Group serves a wide range of local, national and international clients, including public and private corporations and their officers and directors, investment banking firms, brokerage firms, commercial banks, investment advisers, public accounting firms, insurance companies, law firms, partnerships, individuals and public interest organizations. Our clients benefit from our extensive trial experience and proven track record of success in complex civil and criminal matters, as well as our negotiation and dispute resolution expertise. Among our litigators are numerous former assistant U.S. attorneys, state prosecutors and senior members of the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission. There are more than 100 litigators in the firm, some in general litigation and others in highly specialized areas, including antitrust, securities law, internal investigations, complex corporate litigation, trust and estates litigation, real estate litigation, white collar criminal defense/regulatory enforcement, and bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights litigation.