Celesq® Programs

When the Truth Matters Most: Best Practices for Conducting an Internal Investigation

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This program addresses the multiple decision points attorneys face when conducting an internal investigation, including the decision of whether to investigate at all. Whether the allegations involve sexual harassment and “Me Too”-type concerns, foreign bribery, government inquiries, or other highly sensitive areas of potential exposure, a strong investigation will balance the need to uncover the truth with understanding the end-game of how the client will use the information learned. Members of the panel have extensive experience investigating sensitive, high-profile matters including the allegations of sexual misconduct against Christian evangelist Ravi Zacharias. Their investigative experience has been leveraged in other prominent matters, such as participation in the independent compliance monitorship of Volkswagen AG following its emissions scandal. Topics will include investigation planning, evidence gathering, stakeholder management, employee concerns, work product and privilege issues, and independence. It will also address what can be the trickiest decision of all—the manner of reporting findings and how the client should respond to those findings. The program will cover investigator ethics and topics implicated by ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.13, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4.

Available in States

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Texas Self Study

Program Categories

  • Criminal Law & Procedure
  • Criminal Law & White Collar
  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Federal Courts
  • Internal Investigation


  • Legal Ethics : 1 Credit