Managing the challenging and often competing demands of parallel internal and external investigations can be a delicate balancing act. Businesses have limited time and resources to apply to investigations, particularly if the underlying issue is in the public domain. The law prioritises the rights of individuals and has little regard for these practical and commercial constraints. Regulatory/law enforcement requirements need to be considered, and, again, are not always fully aligned with, for example, employment law requirements. Most internal investigations must make significant compromises when dealing with these competing tensions. That leaves them susceptible to challenge by those adversely affected by the outcome. Based on real-life investigations, this investigations masterclass panel offers practical solutions to best address issues such as HR challenges, regulatory/law enforcement requirements, governance issues, managing data and the key 'do's' and 'don'ts' in conducting investigations.
Speakers: Kenan Furlong, A&L Goodbody (Chair) / James Grennan, A&L Goodbody / Duncan Inverarity, A&L Goodbody / Karen Bissett, Bank of America, Director of Global Financial Crimes / Louise Byrne, A&L Goodbody