Date & Time
Thursday, October 20, 2022
12:00 pm-2:00 pm
   |   Live Event
Continuing Education:
SHRM and CLE certifications are pending.

Contact Michelle Mavlyanova at

In our increasingly “speak up" corporate environment, prompt and effective internal investigations enable businesses to best learn and take appropriate action to address issues raised in employee reports. Well-conducted internal investigations are also critical to reducing employment law risk and preventing legal liability, and they can boost employee morale and solidify corporate culture. Poorly conducted investigations, on the other hand, can create liability and dampen morale. Properly planning the investigation, conducting interviews that get to the facts, and carefully documenting outcomes are critical components of an effective corporate compliance function and are of vital importance in defending corporate decisions challenged in court.

Our presentation will provide a step-by-step overview of a properly conducted and effective internal investigation:

  • Identifying the right investigator, and the role of the investigator throughout the investigatory process
  • Objectively characterizing allegations and planning the investigation, including determining its scope
  • Understanding the investigator's role in gathering facts and evaluating evidence
  • Conducting interviews that encourage participation, get to the facts, and demonstrate the company's dedication to the process
  • Balancing the need to get the facts, give the accused a fair opportunity to respond, and ensure confidentiality
  • Considering attorney-client privilege issues
  • Drafting investigation reports and recommendations
  • Responding to and evaluating common challenges/curveballs that may arise in investigations, including in the virtual context

Registration: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Program: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.

COVID-19 Notice
Littler is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and updates from the CDC and state and local health officials. If necessary, we will adjust our plans for this event to reflect the current situation and notify you as soon as possible.

Professional Development and Continuing Education
Littler is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review. CLE certification is pending approval.