In-house Lawyer Talks | Corporate internal investigations: the good, the bad and the ugly
Businesses regularly conduct a range of investigations to examine business practices, conduct of individuals or looking into concerns with products or services they offer. Some will be "independent" of the business, some will be to enable the business to "get ahead" of external investigations by regulatory authorities and be carried out by those within an organisation.
Investigations should have real value – but there is regular criticism of the way they are conducted and businesses may feel dissatisfaction with their pace or the outcomes.
This session will cover when investigations might be required, the options and the role of the in-house lawyer – including an overview of the investigation processes and key features to consider at the outset (scope, technology and resource/cost management), legal professional privilege, dealing with senior management involvement, the report and/or other presentation of outcomes, acting on findings and understanding the potential impact of ESG factors.