Internal Investigations: The Three C’s – Confidence. Credibility. Cost.


Internal Investigations: The Three C’s – Confidence. Credibility. Cost.

In this issue:

– THE THREE C’S — CONFIDENCE, CREDIBILITY AND COST

– WHO CONDUCTS THE INVESTIGATION?

– SCOPE OF THE INVESTIGATION

– MINDSET AT THE OUTSET OF AN INVESTIGATION

– THE NEED FOR SPEED

– WHEN IN ROME — LANGUAGE BARRIERS AND DATA PROTECTION CONCERNS

– THE FINAL PRODUCT – WRITTEN REPORTS AND PRIVILEGE WAIVERS

– SELF-REPORTING TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE EFFECTS OF DODD-FRANK

– PUBLICITY

– CAPABILITIES OF LOCKE LORD

– INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS PRACTICE GROUP

– An excerpt from THE THREE C’S — CONFIDENCE, CREDIBILITY AND COST.

Think of an investigator as being charged with describing a field completely covered with 100 stones. How many stones do you need to look under to describe the field accurately? Certainly more than one stone needs to be removed in almost every case, but almost never will you need to “look under every last rock.” How many figurative stones are to be turned over may be the subject of some tension, as the business managers think enough has been done and the investigators want to be certain of their findings. This balancing will be dynamic as the process moves forward and will depend on a multitude of factors such as the seriousness of the issues, the company’s history of such issues, whether the issues may implicate potential senior management activity, and the risk of public reaction.

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