Santa Clara University

Kirk O. Hanson Panelist on: Internal Investigations -- Best Practices and Strategies for Success

Apr 16, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics ; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. | Seminar: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

California CLE credit will be offered. This program has been approved for one hour of general substantive credit and .5 hours of ethics credit.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
525 University Avenue | 14th Floor | Palo Alto, CA 94301

As companies face increased regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. and around the world, our panelists will address the most effective strategies for handling — and successfully resolving — government inquiries and internal investigations of all types and magnitude. Please join us for this interactive discussion. Our panelists from Skadden, KPMG, Visa Inc. and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics will employ hypotheticals and real-world examples to provide in-house counsel with the tools — legal, business and ethical — to handle the thorniest investigations.

Program Overview

•First principles of investigatory work

•Working with internal and external auditors

•Liaising with law enforcement and engaging outside counsel

•Handling whistleblower and other "hotline" complaints

•Responding to governmental subpoenas and informal requests for information

•Special considerations raised by cross-border investigations

•Benefits and burdens of voluntary disclosures and "cooperation"

•Common ethical issues with internal investigations


Jack P. DiCanio, Litigation, Government Enforcement Skadden

George Dooley, Chief Audit Executive, Visa Inc.

John Ebner, Audit Partner, KPMG

William Haegele, Forensic Partner, KPMG

Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

Ryan D. Junck, Litigation, Government Enforcement Skadden


James F. Brelsford, Skadden of counsel and former Chief Legal Officer at SanDisk Corp.

TO REGISTER: Please respond by Monday, April 14, to Monica Schreiber at or 650.470.4627.


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