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LAWS 6270 Conducting Internal Investigation (Fall: 2 )

Course Description

This seminar will focus primarily on the issues faced by counsel conducting internal investigations. The issues include the "independence" of outside counsel, relationships with law enforcement when there is a parallel criminal investigation or prosecution, conflicts (who is your client?), the attorney-client privilege, and other matters. The seminar will also consider the impact that public disclosure of the investigation, and/or media interest, may have on counsel's investigative strategy. We will focus on actual examples of recent investigations in the corporate, non-profit and government context, including what circumstances enabled the crisis to develop, and what was effective, or not, about the investigation which was done to address it. The seminar will also address corporate practices which enhance compliance and responsiveness to internal problems before full blown crises develop.

Instructor(s): Mackey/Ware

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17