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This look at corporate crime focuses on several key aspects of internal investigations, including the all-important question of who should conduct them in the first place.
Sentence Structures An amendment added to a 2003 piece of federal legislation has created new headaches for defense counsel in corporate-wrongdoing matters. The so-called Feeney Amendment involves judges and their discretion � or lack of it � when it comes to sentencing decisions. Outside, Looking In In the post-Enron world, perhaps the most significant decision that a GC will be forced to make is whether not to launch an internal investigation when misconduct is alleged. And right on the heels of that decision is whether or not to hire outside counsel to conduct the investigation. The Waiver Dilemma The intricacies of internal corporate investigations also involve problematic issues about waiving attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine. Counsel for companies can definitely find themselves between a rock and a hard place.

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