3 challenges of corporate internal investigations counsel should know (Part 1)

Challenge #1: The scope of representation and the corporation as client

In recent years, federal and state enforcement efforts against corporate America have proceeded at a feverish pitch. As a result, familiarity with the nuts and bolts of internal investigations has become a key component of an in-house attorney’s repertoire, whether for purposes of skillfully managing outside counsel or for purposes of understanding how best to marshal internal personnel and resources to execute an investigation. Part one of this three-part series about the challenges facing in-house counsel engaged in internal investigations focuses on the unique demands posed by a lawyer’s representation of a corporate entity in these matters.

Challenge #1: The scope of representation and the corporation as client

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Paul B. Murphy

Paul B. Murphy is a partner in King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Government Investigations Group. He is experienced in a wide range of criminal...

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Amelia R. Medina

Amelia R. Medina is an associate in King & Spalding’s Special Matters and Government Investigations Group. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal...

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