Meeting the Challenges of Global Internal Investigations

February 5, 2014 2:00pm

Jonathan Armstrong
Duane Morris LLP, London, UK

Maria Barton
Latham & Watkins LLP, New York

Sandy Boucher
Senior Manager, Specialist Advisory Services
Grant Thornton LLP

  • How your internal investigation fits in with regulatory investigations under the FCPA or other statutes
  • Interviewing challenges in particular countries
  • Dealing with false /malicious allegations: how do you prove a negative?
    • Has there been a rise in false allegations since financial incentives for whistleblowers were introduced in the US?
    • Other motives for false allegations
    • The role of social media
  • Challenges that don’t necessarily arise in a single-country investigation
  • Complying with privacy provisions in the EU and elsewhere
    • Data secrecy
  • How whistleblowing has changed in the last few years
  • Confidentiality issues surrounding joint-venture agreements
  • Communicating with the board and audit committee
    • Reporting considerations