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Michael Buckner Quoted in Around the Rings Article on Snowboarder Lawsuit Against IOC

Buckner shareholder and president Michael L. Buckner was quoted in an October 2, 2015, Around the Rings article about the lawsuit filed by USA snowboarder Justin Reiter against the International Olympic Committee in Swiss court. The article by Around the Rings (which covers news within the Olympic Movement), “U.S. Snowboarder Charges Forward with IOC Lawsuit” … Continue reading

“Strategies to Comply with the World Anti-Doping Code: Investigations” Webinar

Buckner attorney Michael L. Buckner will host an online event on how sports organizations can investigate alleged anti-doping violations. SUNRISE, Florida, September 16, 2015 – Michael L. Buckner, an attorney with Buckner, a global-focused sports and education law firm, will discuss how sports organizations can investigate alleged anti-doping code violations during the September 30, 2015, online … Continue reading

Buckner Opens Registration for Its “Advanced Investigation Interview Techniques” Webinar

Buckner, a global-focused sports and educational law firm, will conduct its next web-based course, “Advanced Investigation Interview Techniques,” on Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:00 noon ET (4:00 pm GMT; UTC -6 hours). Michael L. Buckner, an attorney with Buckner, will be the webinar presenter. Background This webinar will provide guidance to general counsel, investigators, compliance … Continue reading

Global Sports Agencies and Professionals Attend Buckner’s Anti-Doping Intelligence-Gathering Webinar

Representatives from sports-related organizations and agencies throughout the world attended Buckner’s Wednesday, July 22, 2015, webinar on how sports organizations can develop an intelligence-gathering process to enhance anti-doping and drug-testing programs. The online event, “Strategies to Comply with the World Anti-Doping Code: Intelligence Gathering”, was conducted by attorney Michael Buckner and covered several issues, including: Intelligence-gathering strategies … Continue reading

Reminder: “Strategies to Comply with the World Anti-Doping Code: Intelligence Gathering” Webinar

Buckner, a global-focused sports and education law firm, issued a final reminder today of attorney Michael Buckner’s upcoming discussion on how sports organizations can develop an intelligence-gathering process to enhance anti-doping and drug-testing programs, which will occur during the July 22, 2015, online event, “Strategies to Comply with the World Anti-Doping Code: Intelligence Gathering.” According to a May … Continue reading

“Strategies to Comply with the World Anti-Doping Code: Intelligence Gathering” Webinar

Buckner attorney Michael L. Buckner to host an online event on how sports organizations can develop an intelligence-gathering operation to enhance anti-doping and drug-testing programs. SUNRISE, Florida, June 24, 2015 – Michael L. Buckner, an attorney with Buckner, a global-focused sports and education law firm, will discuss how sports organizations can develop an intelligence-gathering process … Continue reading

Michael Buckner Featured in 2-Part “Around the Rings” Series on USA Indictment of FIFA Officials

Buckner shareholder and president Michael L. Buckner’s legal analysis was featured in a two-part series in Around the Rings about the indictment of FIFA officials by the USA government.  The series can be found on the Around the Rings website, which can be found here.

Internal Investigations 101: Witness Interview Strategies, Part III (The Non-Adversarial Approach)

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 … Continue reading

7 Common Internal Investigation Mistakes

How an organization responds to, and investigates, allegations involving harassment, discrimination, regulatory violations and other misconduct can have a serious legal and operational impact. Buckner provides below seven common mistakes organizations make in responding to, and investigating, alleged violations or misconduct: 1. Failing to provide a system to report allegations. Solution: An organization should educate … Continue reading

Michael Buckner Quoted in Around the Rings Article on German Appeal of Pechstein’s Doping Case

Buckner shareholder and president Michael L. Buckner was quoted in a March 31, 2015, Around the Rings article about the legal challenge in Germany over five-time Olympic speed skating champion Claudia Pechstein’s doping case. The article by Around the Rings, which covers news within the Olympic Movement, “Pechstein Case No Threat to Court of Arbitration … Continue reading