Speaking Engagement

PLI's Internal Investigations 2016

Tuesday, June 07 10:00 AM CDT to 6:00 PM CDT

University of Chicago, Gleacher Center 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive Chicago, IL 60611

Knowing how to conduct efficient and effective internal investigations is key to protecting your clients or company. Companies and their counsel need to be diligent and proactive in identifying risks and remedying potential issues. At this program, an expert faculty will review the fundaments of conducting an internal investigation, as well as touch on the many more nuanced and practical issues that arise.  A real-world hypothetical with a graphic novel illustration will structure the program and walk you through an investigation from beginning to end.  You will leave the program with a better understanding of how to handle investigations successfully for your clients or company.

What You Will Learn

  • Considerations at the outset: nature and scope of the investigation

  • Document retention and data privacy issues

  • Handling whistleblowers

  • Issues in international investigations

  • The intersection of labor and employment law and internal investigations

  • When and how to work with outside experts

  • When you should disclose and when you should not

  • The government’s use, evaluation and weighing of internal investigations

  • Concluding the investigation: when to prepare a report and how, corrective actions, cooperation with the government

  • Ethical issues: warnings to witnesses, representational issues, avoiding obstruction, attorney-client privilege and work-product issues

Special Features

  • Real-world hypothetical scenario with graphic novel illustration to structure the program

  • Regulators Roundtable: what the government wants to know and how to best cooperate

  • Earn one hour of Ethics credit

Practice Areas



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Mark D. Pollack

Partner, Litigation Department and General Counsel

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