Ethics in Corporate Investigations: Strategies for Managing Conflicts of Interest and Protecting Client Privilege
Created on December 17, 2020
This program, presented by Frank Wohl and Gabrielle Friedman of Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP, will explore ethical duties and responsibilities of attorneys in typical corporate internal and law enforcement investigations involving public and private companies and other collective entities. The program will focus on strategies for accomplishing client objectives while recognizing and avoiding ethical risks posed by potential conflicts of interest and protecting client information and privileges. The course will also discuss ethical issues implicated in investigative methods and defense strategies. These issues will be discussed from perspectives of investigating counsel, counsel for the entity, counsel for individuals, and government counsel.
- Explore how to identify and represent the interests of multiple entity stakeholders
- Develop strategies for appropriate sharing of information while protecting client privileges and confidentiality interests
- Discuss how to determine and manage conflicts of interest while representing multiple clients in corporate investigations
- Examine the advantages and disadvantages of common interest agreements and other tools for coordination among parties to investigations
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