Internal corporate investigations have become commonplace. Lawyers play a pivotal yet precarious role. They must be able to identify risks and be prepared to remedy potential problems for their company learned during the investigation, and at the same time protect themselves. Understanding how and when to conduct effective internal investigations is paramount to protecting the company, its officers and directors. Correct and careful execution of an internal investigation will protect your company and yourself from obstruction of justice charges, retaliation complaints, allegations of ethical misconduct or lawsuits that may arise from mishandling it.
This program will outline the ethical considerations legal counsel face when handling internal investigations. You will hear the war stories from in-house counsel who have successfully endured investigations and experienced attorneys who have conducted internal investigations. We’ll cover:
- Considerations at the outset: nature and scope of the investigation
- Duty of corporations to conduct internal investigations
- Hazards of Joint Representations
- Analysis of Applicable Ethical Rules
- “Upjohn” Warnings
- Lessons of the "Ruehle" case
- Waiver of Attorney Client Privilege
- Expectations of the government when evaluating the results of an investigation
Pending 1 Hour Ethical CLE Credit
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You may also RSVP by contacting Kari VanKommer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.553.3171.
Attendance fee of $20 per person payable in advance by check to Oregon ACC or by cash at the door.
Garvey Schubert Barer
Bank of America Financial Center
121 SW Morrison Street, 11th Floor
Portland, OR 97204-3141
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4:00 p.m. – Registration
4:15 p.m. – Program Starts
6:00 p.m. – Reception hosted by Garvey Schubert Barer
This event is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, please contact us in advance of the event.