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Ethics in Internal Investigations

Conducting or overseeing an internal investigation poses a host of legal and ethical challenges for attorneys. In this 2 hours interactive seminar, our experienced attorneys will guide you through common legal and ethical quandaries that arise when conducting investigations in the workplace and educational settings involving sexual harassment, whistleblowing, fraud, criminal activity, or other misconduct. In this Franczek webinar, the presenters, including Mike Warner, provides real-world, practical guidance on the following topics:

  • Attorney-Client Privilege and Investigations: How to preserve it and when to waive it
  • Investigating the Boss: Who is the client and how to maintain independence
  • Choosing Investigators: Avoiding real and perceived conflicts of interests
  • Communicating with Witnesses: What can you say and what must you say
  • Documenting and Preserving Results: How should the investigation be documented and relevant evidence be preserved

Who should attend:

Illinois licensed attorneys whose last names begin with N-Z and who need CLE credits prior to the June 30 deadline

Any in-house counsel who conducts or oversees internal investigations

Outside counsel who conduct investigations or partner with other firms to conduct investigations

Executives and administrators who work with counsel to conduct internal investigations

Download the slide deck here.

Download the handout here