The Corporate Counsel's Guide to Conducting and Managing

Internal & External Investigations

Monday, April 18, 2005

About

Will the Internal Investigation You Conduct Survive Government Scrutiny?

There can be no doubt: the enforcement environment in which corporate counsel now operate is unprecedented. Not only do you have to be proficient at managing internal investigations of misconduct and responding to external governmental inquires-your actions must also be beyond reproach. Whether the misconduct consists of allegations of simple theft, corrupt payments, or complex securities fraud, your handling of the investigation requires careful planning, well-designed strategies and quick decision-making in response to crisis.

To assist you in avoiding the many pitfalls when conducting and responding to investigations, American Conference Institute has developed the 3rd National Corporate Counsel's Guide to Internal and External Investigations. This resource-filled publication will give you the strategies and practical advice you need to conduct investigations into the types of alleged wrongdoing that corporations deal with today.

The publication will provide in-depth advice on:

Representing the employee versus defending the corporation
Before you investigate: overcoming critical conflicts of interest
Whistleblowers' growing impact on the conduct of internal investigations
Navigating the newly prominent role of audit committees
Strategies for handling changes in how the government treats privilege
Compliance programs that work: preventing future misconduct

Contents & Contributors

About

Will the Internal Investigation You Conduct Survive Government Scrutiny?

There can be no doubt: the enforcement environment in which corporate counsel now operate is unprecedented. Not only do you have to be proficient at managing internal investigations of misconduct and responding to external governmental inquires-your actions must also be beyond reproach. Whether the misconduct consists of allegations of simple theft, corrupt payments, or complex securities fraud, your handling of the investigation requires careful planning, well-designed strategies and quick decision-making in response to crisis.

To assist you in avoiding the many pitfalls when conducting and responding to investigations, American Conference Institute has developed the 3rd National Corporate Counsel's Guide to Internal and External Investigations. This resource-filled publication will give you the strategies and practical advice you need to conduct investigations into the types of alleged wrongdoing that corporations deal with today.

The publication will provide in-depth advice on:

Representing the employee versus defending the corporation
Before you investigate: overcoming critical conflicts of interest
Whistleblowers' growing impact on the conduct of internal investigations
Navigating the newly prominent role of audit committees
Strategies for handling changes in how the government treats privilege
Compliance programs that work: preventing future misconduct

Contents & Contributors


HYPOTHETICAL
David Brodsky, Latham & Watkins
Jacob S. Frenkel, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.

PRINCIPLES OF FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Don J. DeGabrielle, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

REPRESENTING EMPLOYEES IN THE CONTEXT OF AN INVESTIGATION
Anthony Cochran, Chivilis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever LLP
Gary Grindler, King & Spalding
Anthony J. Joseph, Johnston Barton Proctor & Powell LLP

DEFENDING AN EMPLOYEE IN THE CONTEXT OF AN INVESTIGATION
Anthony Cochran, Chivilis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever LLP

INTERVIEWS BY THE COMPANY'S ATTORNEYS AND INDEMNIFICATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES IN THE AGE OF FULL COOPERATION
Gary Grindler, King & Spalding
Bradley H. Cohen, King & Spalding

REPRESENTING EMPLOYEES IN THE CONTEXT OF AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION
Anthony J. Joseph, Johnston Barton Proctor & Powell LLP

MANAGING HEALTHCARE FRAUD CASES
Michael E. Clark, Hamel Bowers & Clark LLP

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE MEMORANDUM: PRINCIPLES OF FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Steven R. Peikin, Sullivan & Cromwell

STRENGTHENING INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: FORENSIC ACCOUNTING AND FORENSIC STRATEGIES
Manny A. Alas, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Investigations & Forensic Services
Erik O. Skramstad, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Investigations & Forensic Services

AVOIDING MISSTEPS WHEN EXAMINING ALLEGED EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT
Roxane Sokolove Marenberg, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP
David C. Goldberg, America Online Inc.
John Hamlin, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

THE EXPANDING IMPACT OF WHISTLEBLOWERS ON INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS
Peter O. Hughes, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

"SARBANES-OXLEY -- IT HAS TEETH AND ON OCCASION BITES"
D. Bruce Shine, Shine & Mason

THE EXPANDING IMPACT OF WHISTLEBLOWERS ON INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS
Seth T. Taube, Baker Botts LLP

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL COMPLIANCE PROGRAM GUIDANCE FOR PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS APRIL 2003
Paul Weissman, Schering-Plough Corporation

AMENDMENTS TO THE SENTENCING: ORGANIZATIONAL SENTENCING GUIDELINES: CHANGES IN THE WIND
Steven Lauer, Integrity Interactive

THE EVOLVING ROLE OF AUDIT COMMITTEES IN INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS: MANAGING THE CRISIS, DEALING WITH REGULATIONS AND HANDLING DISCLOSURES
James Lovett, Covance Inc.

AUDIT COMMITTEES IN INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS
F. Joseph Warin, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

MANAGED DISCOVERY SERVICES
Cliff Dutton, Ibis Consulting, Inc.



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