5th Annual Corporate Counsel Forum on

Conducting & Responding to Investigations

Effective Strategies for Addressing Government Inquiries, Enforcement Actions and Allegations of Fraud & Misconduct

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

About

Every year, more and more companies are seeing their reputations severely tarnished and, in some cases, ruined by exposure of their corporate misdeeds. And, with government inquiries on the rise, more companies will undoubtedly meet the same fate.

No one knows what or who the next wave of government inquiries will target. But, one thing is certain—you must have a plan of action in place to be prepared to efficiently and effectively assess and address allegations of misconduct to minimize potential missteps.

American Conference Institute’s publication from the 5th National Corporate Counsel Forum on Investigations: Responding to Government Inquiries & Other Allegations of Fraud and Misconduct will provide you with the strategies and practical advice you need to investigate allegations of corporate misconduct while protecting the company, its shareholders and yourself.

In-house counsel from top companies and senior private practitioners (most with prior government or in-house experience) will share tested techniques for conducting thorough investigations—and for responding to government inquiries—while safeguarding your company’s interests and reputation from legal risk. They will provide in-depth advice on:

  • Understanding corporate obligations—and implications—when defending an employee under investigation
  • Strategies for handling changes in how the government treats privilege
  • Critical first steps to take when allegations are raised
  • Working with the audit committee when wrongdoing is uncovered
  • What the government’s position is—and what your position should be—on indemnifying employees accused of misconduct
  • Overcoming critical conflicts of interest

Contents & Contributors

About

Every year, more and more companies are seeing their reputations severely tarnished and, in some cases, ruined by exposure of their corporate misdeeds. And, with government inquiries on the rise, more companies will undoubtedly meet the same fate.

No one knows what or who the next wave of government inquiries will target. But, one thing is certain—you must have a plan of action in place to be prepared to efficiently and effectively assess and address allegations of misconduct to minimize potential missteps.

American Conference Institute’s publication from the 5th National Corporate Counsel Forum on Investigations: Responding to Government Inquiries & Other Allegations of Fraud and Misconduct will provide you with the strategies and practical advice you need to investigate allegations of corporate misconduct while protecting the company, its shareholders and yourself.

In-house counsel from top companies and senior private practitioners (most with prior government or in-house experience) will share tested techniques for conducting thorough investigations—and for responding to government inquiries—while safeguarding your company’s interests and reputation from legal risk. They will provide in-depth advice on:

  • Understanding corporate obligations—and implications—when defending an employee under investigation
  • Strategies for handling changes in how the government treats privilege
  • Critical first steps to take when allegations are raised
  • Working with the audit committee when wrongdoing is uncovered
  • What the government’s position is—and what your position should be—on indemnifying employees accused of misconduct
  • Overcoming critical conflicts of interest

Contents & Contributors

OVERVIEW OF THE SEC'S INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS AND PRIORITIES AND CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT
Jacob S. Frenkel, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.(Rockville, MD)

A VIEW FROM THE FEDS: WHAT ARE THEIR EXPECTATIONS OF COMPANIES DURING INVESTIGATIONS?
Peter Goldberg, Former Senior Trial Attorney, US Department of Justice (Washington, DC)

DISCLOSURES TO SROS AND OTHER REGULATORS: REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CORRECTIVE ACTION
Susan Merrill, New York Stock Exchange (New York, NY)

NAVIGATING SENSITIVE ISSUES: BOARD AND EXECUTIVE LEVEL MISCONDUCT
Rick Robinson, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (Washington, DC)
Anthony L. Cochran, Chivilis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever LLP (Atlanta, GA)
Thomas A. Hanusik, Crowell & Moring LLP (Washington, DC)

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ON LINE ONE, THE TIMES ON LINE TWO: CRISIS PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR THE IN-HOUSE COUNSEL
William W. Horton, Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker, LLC (Birmingham, AL)

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ENTERING JOINT DEFENSE AGREEMENTS WHILE COOPERATING WITH GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATIONS
Gary Grindler, Partner, King & Spalding (Atlanta, GA)

DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING A CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE
Carol Baldwin Moody, Nationwide Financial Services (Columbus, OH)

GLOBAL ETHICS OFFICE
Gregory A. Smith, Eaton Corporation (Cleveland, OH)



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