Investigations of High-Level Employees and Executives

Navigating Complex Legal, Ethical and PR Issues in Internal and Government Investigations

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employment counsel for identifying and addressing the legal and ethical issues that commonly arise when conducting internal investigations and managing government investigations of high-level employees or executives.


The complex challenges presented by internal and government investigations of high-level employees and executives include disclosure obligations, privilege, conflicts of interest and confidentiality. Employers must also manage the public relations issues that arise.

Failing to anticipate and prepare for these critical issues before and during the investigation can exacerbate the situation and complicate matters for the employer.

Listen as our authoritative panel of experienced practitioners outlines effective approaches for managing internal and government investigations of high-level employees and executives. The panel will discuss challenges facing employment counsel and will provide best practices to address the issues.



  1. Preparing for and conducting investigations
    1. Determining who should conduct the internal investigation
    2. Determining scope of investigation
    3. Interviewing the employee or executive
    4. Separate counsel for the employee or executive?
    5. Preserving privileges
    6. Confidentiality issues
    7. Public relations issues
  2. Post-investigation best practices
    1. Reporting results of investigation
    2. Remediation measures, including correcting the behavior of the employee or executive and continuing his/her employment


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What challenges do employers typically face when a high-level employee or executive is the subject of an investigation?
  • What privileges are implicated in investigations of high-level employees and executives—and how can employers avoid compromising any protections under the law?
  • What considerations should employment counsel take into account when determining appropriate remedial measures following an investigation?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Weston C. Loegering
Weston C. Loegering

Jones Day

He has represented clients in complex federal and state civil and criminal trials for more than 25 years. He has...  |  Read More

Emily R. Schulman
Emily R. Schulman

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

She has extensive experience representing companies, boards of directors and their committees, and individuals in...  |  Read More

Eric W. Sitarchuk
Eric W. Sitarchuk

Morgan Lewis & Bockius

He is the chair of the White Collar Litigation and Government Investigations Practice. He has successfully persuaded...  |  Read More

Steve Kardell
Steve Kardell

Clouse Dunn Khoshbin

He litigates complex employment issues, board of directors liability for employment practices, executive malfeasance...  |  Read More

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