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Internal Investigations and Ensuing Claims: How to Mitigate, Manage, and Respond

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded Date: September 14, 2017
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Tone at the top
  • Codes of ethics
  • Infrastructure characteristics for prevention, identification, mitigation, and response
  • Investigative responsibilities
  • Litigation and claim avoidance, strategy, and resolution
Runtime: 59 minutes
Recorded: September 14, 2017


What keeps general and outside counsel up at night? In response to a recent ALM Intelligence co-sponsored survey, more than half of GC respondents identified investigations and litigation as major concerns. In this program the panel will discuss how to mitigate, manage, and respond to internal investigations.

This program was recorded on September 14th, 2017.

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New Jersey Law Journal
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Thomas Gentile

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP

Thomas Gentile concentrates his practice in civil litigation, arbitration, appeals and internal investigations. His significant litigation achievements include securing in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims an $18 million judgment against the federal government on behalf of a taxpayer; winning in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division a case on behalf of an ambulatory surgical center that defined the parameters of New Jersey insurance fraud law; and winning a trial verdict on behalf of a manufacturer of plastic bags against a supplier of printing plates, which involved proceedings in New Jersey and Israel.

In addition a previous partnership in a New Jersey law firm specializing in securities and financial fraud cases, insurance and medical practice law, and investor class actions, Thomas worked at a major law firm in New York City where he represented large international corporations in litigation matters, including companies in the beverage, gaming and fashion industries. In this capacity, Thomas served for two years on a transitional in-house legal team for a major manufacturer following the resignations of several high-ranking company officials alleged to have engaged in illegal conduct. For four years Thomas served pro bono as the general counsel of the Italian-American public service organization FIERI International. He now serves as an Area Coordinator of the National Italian-American Foundation (NIAF) and a member of NIAF’s Italian-American Leadership Council.

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James Agar

Managing Director
EisnerAmper, LLP.

James J. Agar is a Managing Director in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group. With nearly 25 years of experience, Jim specializes in fraud and forensic accounting, shareholder and partnership disputes, securities and antitrust litigation consulting, and commercial-dispute party advisory, expert witness testimony, and arbitration services, among others.

Jim’s extensive background includes a broad range of forensic disputes, and controversy issues including investigations; asset identification and recapture; post-mergers and acquisitions working capital, earn-out, material adverse change, and representation and warranty disputes (including advisory services to buyers and sellers and ”neutral” services to both parties); contract compliance; accounting and audit malpractice allegations; asserted wrongful terminations; and many others Jim’s clients include large and boutique law firms and entities of various sizes from multiple industries including automotive manufacturing and distribution, alternative investments, pharmaceuticals, energy, commercial real estate, insurance, and consumer products.

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