National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and In-House Counsel
Washington, DC 20037
The American Bar Association Section of Business Law, Criminal Justice Section
ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education
Corporate investigations now are a centerpiece of corporate compliance, risk management, government investigations defense and litigation strategy. Evolving government agency standards and guidance concerning voluntary disclosure are only a small part of public and privately-held corporations’ needs to assess the conduct of officers, directors, employees and contractors and their impact on corporate liability. Whether the issue involves whistleblowers, audits, financial integrity, immigration, employee activities or international commerce, corporate investigations are a critical tool used by in-house and outside counsel for guiding difficult business and legal decisions.
The National Institute is unparalleled in its dissection of pressing issues that comprise corporate investigations. Preeminent in-house and outside counsel, as well as government lawyers and other experts, including auditors and investigators, will share their valuable insights into the issues to consider and strategies to apply when conducting corporate investigations. This National Institute brings together leading practitioners to address the legal, ethical, strategic, marketing and managerial considerations to guide your advice and decision-making.
The Internal Corporate Investigations National Institute Steering Committee, the Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Committee, and the Section of Business Law have collaborated to create an insightful and valuable program for in-house and outside counsel, as well as other professionals involved in corporate investigations. Two pre-conference workshops – a corporate investigations primer and a hot topics seminar for in-house counsel – will offer additional intensive instruction.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - Friday, May 8, 2009
1150 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Nuts and Bolts of Corporate Investigations
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel
What the Government Expects from Companies
Defense Counsels’ Perspectives on Cooperation
Avoiding the Landmines: Legal, Ethical and Privacy Standards in Internal Investigations
To Preserve and Protect: D&O Insurance, Indemnification and Advancement
Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege
Minimizing Disruptions to Business During an Investigation
Preventive Conduct: Installing an Effective Compliance Program to Avoid Government Investigations
Audit Committee in the Spotlight: Critical Evaluating of the Role of the Audit Committee in the Investigative Process and upon a Finding of Wrongdoing
Internal Investigations in the Era of Global Business
Representing the Individual
Whistleblowers and Subtle Retribution – Is the Concept of Whistleblower Protection Illusory?
Counseling the General Counsel in Times of Trouble
Supporting the Investigation: Perspectives of the Experts Who Support Inside and Outside Counsel in Corporate Investigations
Remediation, Special Monitors and Settling with the Government
Ernest Badway, Partner, Fox Rothschild, New York, NY
Robert Litt, Partner, Arnold & Porter, Washington, DC
Joel Androphy, Partner, Berg & Androphy, Houston, TX
Marvin Pickholz, Partner, Duane Morris, New York, NY
Jonathan Sack, Partner, Morvillo Abramowitz, New York, NY
See a full list of the speakers at www.abacle.org.