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Tips for Navigating an Internal Investigation with Implicated In-House Counsel or Board Members

PLI Current: White Collar Practice Journal

In this article, Kathryn Cameron Atkinson and Ann Sultan provide practical guidance for attorneys conducting internal investigations in which members of the in-house legal team or board of directors are potentially involved in the wrongdoing. Sultan and Atkinson stress that "planning ahead, establishing ground rules and lines of communication, and adhering to them will help you as outside counsel to avoid unnecessary complications." In a step-by-step analysis, the authors outline the best course of action for several common scenarios that arise during these types of investigations.