Corporate Internal Investigations will help you act quickly to address allegations of corporate misconduct and avoid indictment and civil exposure. It provides detailed analysis of the legal and practical issues inherent in internal investigations, including: corporate and individual criminal liability; duties of officers and directors; conducting witness interviews; reviewing and tracking documents; grand jury and other government methods of gathering evidence; supervising experts and investigators; parallel proceedings; the attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine; reports of investigation and their confidentiality; international investigations; and persuading prosecutors not to indict.
Corporate Internal Investigations keeps you current on developments under the Justice Department's revised "Dual and Successive Prosecution Policy" and "Leniency Policy for Individuals," and introduces the Department's policy for "Federal Prosecution of Corporations," including factors to weigh in charging a corporation. It also contains developments on using the Internet to conduct internal investigations and defend clients under criminal investigation.
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Table of Contents
An Overview of Corporate Criminal Liability: The Principles and Process Governing Its Imposition
Overview of Federal Enforcement of Corporate Misconduct
Duties of Management
Developing and Implementing a Strategy
Multiple Representation and Issues Involving Separate Counsel for Directors, Officers and Employees
The Attorney-Client Privilege
The Work Product Doctrine
Gathering, Organizing and Controlling Documents
Conducting and Memorializing Witness Interviews
Experts, Summary Witnesses, Accountants and Investigators
Reports of Investigation: Their Contents and Their Confidentiality
The Grand Jury
Other Government Methods of Gathering Evidence
Dealing with the Prosecutors During the Investigation
Persuading the Prosecutor Not to Indict