On-Demand Video

Conducting Internal Investigations (2022 Business Law Institute Session)

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  • Start Date:2022-11-14 19:00:00
  • End Date:2024-11-15 19:00:00
  • Length:
  • Level:Intermediate
  • Topics:Business

$79.00 ["ProPass"]

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In the wake of sustained government interest in corporate fraud and regulatory violations, expanding theories of corporate and individual liability, and the demands of auditors, internal investigations have become increasingly common.

Join this panel as they provide answers to these questions:

  • Investigation Introduction – What is an investigation?
  • Who conducts the investigation and who hires the outside investigator, if used?
  • Does attorney/client privilege or work product privilege attach to the investigation?
  • How do you structure an investigation? Who is interviewed? When? How long does one take? How do you conduct yourself?
  • To be virtual or not?
  • How do you determine credibility? Weigh the evidence? 
  • Confidentiality?
  • What is the legal standard?
  • How are investigation results reported back to the client? Oral or written report or both? What do reports look like?
  • What is the typical outcome of an investigation? Do you always find for the organization?

Recorded at the Business Law Institute in November 2022.


Kathryn Legge Esq.

Building on her experience at two AmLaw 100 law firms and at a boutique law firm in Philadelphia, Ms. Legge started Legge Law, LLC in Wynnewood in the spring of 2015. She conducts confidential, highly sensitive, independent investigations on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, privately held companies, and large non-profits, including universities, in a wide range of matters related to claims of workplace violations, discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, compliance, and Title IX. She is an experienced advisor to numerous Fortune 500 companies and privately held companies on a broad spectrum of employment issues. Throughout her years of practice, Ms. Legge has guided companies on hiring and termination procedures, workplace trainings, drafting and revising employee handbooks, drafting independent contractor/consulting/work for hire agreements, and evaluating potential liability from improper employment practices. She has been recognized for her professional accomplishments and civic engagement which include 40 Under 40, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Best Lawyers, Lawyers on the Fast Track and as an Emerging Leader of the Year by the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Legge sits on the board of Federation Early Learning Services, where she is the Chair of the marketing committee. She graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College and magna cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law, where she was named to the Order of the Coif and served as Senior Articles editor for the American University International Law Review. Ms. Legge also worked for the United States Department of Justice, Environmental Crimes Section and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

Catherine Walters Esq.

Ms. Walters is a partner at Bybel Rutledge LLP in Lemoyne and chairs the Firm’s Employment and Labor Law Group. She provides exclusive management-side representation and compliance services for employers, including privately and publicly held companies, government contractors, institutions of higher education, health care providers, trade associations and other non-profit organizations. Her practice spans an array of industries, including financial and banking, manufacturing, defense contracting, education, health care, professional services, insurance, construction, technology, retail, real estate, transportation, restaurant and hospitality.  Ms. Walters’ extensive experience and collaborative skills enable her to partner with her clients to develop creative, practical, business-oriented solutions for their legal challenges. She focuses on identifying current and emerging trends in order to provide clients with proactive legal advice aimed at managing and preventing risk; her emphasis on strategic thinking and focused solutions enables her to provide employers with the sophisticated counsel that has become necessary in today’s complex business environment. Facets of her employment counseling practice include statutory compliance (wage and hour, FMLA and other leave laws, discrimination, affirmative action, OSHA, WARN, federal contractor compliance and other federal and state statutory requirements); employment and separation agreements; restrictive covenant agreements; Small, Minority, Women and Veteran-owned business counseling; employment issues relating to restructurings and reorganizations; employment counseling for emerging businesses and entrepreneurs; reduction in workforce planning and implementation; workplace investigations; employee handbook development and review; training and prevention programs; mediation services and development and implementation of employer “Best Practices.”  Facets of her management labor counseling practice include: working with federal and state labor laws, including both private and public sector labor laws; development of labor strategy; collective bargaining negotiations; arbitrations; unfair labor practices; union organizing and other union activities.  Ms. Walters regularly appears before federal and state courts and administrative agencies where she handles both employment and traditional labor matters. She frequently lectures and writes on employment law issues for various continuing legal education, human resources and other organizations. Ms. Walters received her B.A., magna cum laude, from C.W. Post College of Long Island University and her J.D. from Penn State Dickinson School of Law, where she is a practitioner instructor for the School’s unique experiential learning program.

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