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The Role of Internal Investigations in Ethics and Compliance Programs

On April 24, 2019 by Schnader

Laurel Gift and Randall P. Hsia spoke on “The Role of Internal Investigations in Ethics and Compliance Programs” on April 24, 2019 at the In-House Counsel Conference of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) of Greater Philadelphia. The panel also included Pat LePore, Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer, Main Line Health.

Using the opioid crisis as a backdrop, this panel dissected internal investigations from the perspective of government regulators, in-house counsel, and outside counsel. Topics included red flags and external pressures that can result in an outside investigation, elements of successful compliance programs, and effective navigation of an internal investigation. Ethics issues in the course focused on: preservation of the attorney client privilege; avoiding conflicts of interest; and navigating the relationships among general counsel, outside counsel and investigators, and corporate compliance officers.

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Hsia and Gift at ACC Conference

Pictured (left to right) are Randall P. Hsia, Pat LePore, and Laurel Gift.