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Dancing With the Law: How to Tread Carefully Through Internal Investigations

An Interactive Presentation on Internal Investigations & Various Dilemmas Encountered by Corporate Counsel

Association of Corporate Counsel, Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter | October 23, 2012

Jay Shapiro, co-chair of the White Collar Defense, Investigations and Corporate Compliance Group, and Neil Casey, partner in the Securities Group, will participate in this interactive program on internal investigations and various dilemmas encountered by corporate counsel.

Issues covered include:

  • Organizational: When corporate counsel participates in an internal investigation, personal dynamics and relationships can be altered and influenced - the role of the Board and/or the Audit Committee and their interaction with Corporate Counsel (and each other) can present significant challenges 
  • Legal:  Upjohn warnings, ethical considerations, conflict of interest problems and confidentiality concerns
  • External: Dealing with Regulators – State, Federal, Civil and Criminal; cooperating and coordinating with outside counsel
  • Sources of Guidance: Cases, ethical rules and bar association standards


  • Neil Casey, Partner, White and Williams LLP
  • Jay Shapiro, Partner, White and Williams LLP
  • Brian Mich, Managing Director, BDO Consulting
  • Stephen C. King, Legal Senior Director Compliance - Investigations, PepsiCo
  • Darrel Seife, VP and Senior Counsel, RVI Group/Chair WESFACCA Litigation Committee & WESFACCA Director (Moderator)
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