The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Litigation
Gerard G. Pecht and Steven B. Pfeiffer
June 10, 2011 view as PDF
Top Ten Takeaways
- Consider whether the company should conduct its own internal investigation in response to a regulatory inquiry or enforcement action.
- Determine whether it is in the company’s best interests to cooperate with the regulatory investigation or enforcement proceeding, what cooperation would entail, and what benefits could be expected.
- Carefully consider who on the Board should take ownership of any internal investigation. This could be the Audit Committee, the Executive Committee, another standing Committee of the Board, or a Special Committee formed for this purpose, depending upon the circumstances. An independent director investigation may be necessary if there are serious allegations of wrongdoing by executive management.
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Gerard G. Pecht
Steven B. Pfeiffer