An internal investigation is an important mechanism an organization can use to address an allegation of wrongdoing, determine legal liability, identify individuals or parties with culpability, comply with regulatory requirements, develop corrective measures and enhance operational efficiencies. Buckner is pleased to continue its blog series highlighting best practices, strategies and techniques that can be used by organizational leaders and counsel during an internal investigation. Today’s post will cover understanding the investigation scope.
One of the most important tasks in an internal investigation should occurs before any field work is contemplated by an attorney or investigator. Simply, the scope of the internal investigation must be: (1) communicated by the client or organization to the attorney or investigator; (2) understood by the attorney or investigator; and (3) incorporated into the preparation of the investigation plan (including the identification of any legal or regulatory issues). Too often attorneys and investigators rush into evidence collection without fully comprehending the parameters of what needs to be done and should not be done.
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