Internal Investigations Under the Yates Memo: Best Practices and Ethical Considerations


Thursday, May 12, 2016


Last year, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a game-changing enforcement policy regarding corporations and their employees. The so-called “Yates Memo” announces the government’s renewed commitment to prosecute individuals in cases of corporate fraud or wrongdoing, and requires that corporations assist in government investigations against individuals in order to obtain any credit for cooperating. In this changing environment of increased government scrutiny, in-house counsel must consider a number of difficult legal and ethical issues when preparing for and responding to government inquiries. 

Please join Akin Gump litigation and white collar partners James J. Benjamin Jr., Robert H. Hotz Jr. and Parvin D. Moyne as they discuss the regulatory arena governing internal investigations. The panelists, all former prosecutors, will provide a nuanced analysis of the implications of the Yates Memo and how it directly affects the internal investigations process and related dealings with the DOJ. This program will also cover ethical issues involved in conducting investigations, interacting and interviewing witnesses, reporting results of investigations to regulators, and the handling of the attorney-client privilege associated with information generated by internal investigations. This program has been approved for 1.0 ethics credit in New York (NonTransitional) and California.


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