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Managing High-Stakes Internal & Government Investigations

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 58 minutes
Recorded Date: May 22, 2019
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11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Investigations
         - Inception
         - Types of Investigations
         - Conducting and/or managing an investigation
  • Litigation
  • Key Considerations
         - Defining Client
         - Privilege
         - Compliance Protocol/Process

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: May 22, 2019


In this session, panelists will discuss how to run a high-stakes investigation and manage the messaging to internal and external constituencies -- from government raid, through the investigation process, and the defense of the private civil lawsuits that follow disclosure of the investigation by the company, or some other company in the industry.

Panelists will discuss how to manage civil litigation through its various stages while a criminal investigation looms in the background, and illustrate where, when and how they can identify, contain, interrogate and disclose relevant data for optimal representation through the course of an investigation.

This program was recorded as part of ALM and Corporate Counsel's 19th Annual SuperConference held on May 22nd, 2019.

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Ken Mathieu

Vice President - Forensic Services
Charles River Associates

Ken is a Vice President in CRA’s Forensic Services Practice. He provides litigation consulting, forensic accounting, and valuation services for both public and private companies as well as governmental agencies.

He conducts large complex investigations related to accounting irregularities, asset misappropriation, management and employee conduct, money laundering/terrorist financing, and fraudulent conveyances. He also performs analyses for dispute-related damages involving mergers and acquisitions, lost profits, business valuation disputes, breach of contract claims, complex accounting disputes, diminution in value claims, reasonable royalty, unjust enrichment, earn-outs, and indemnity claims.

Ken has served as both the testifying expert and consulting expert and has experience in a variety of industries including advertising, insurance, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing and distribution, retail, and automotive.

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Laura Lazarczyk

Chief Legal Officer, Ad Interim
Zurich North America

Laura J. Lazarczyk serves as the Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel in Zurich’s North America Corporate Law Department. In her legal work for Zurich, Ms. Lazarczyk concentrates on data protection and privacy, internal investigations and fraud, employment law and commercial, transactional, compliance and ethics matters.

Prior to joining Zurich, Ms. Lazarczyk was Chief Compliance Officer, Assistant General Counsel and Vice President, Human Resources at Rewards Network.

She received her juris doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law and a bachelor's of arts degree with honors from the University of Southern California. She also has certifications in data privacy (FIP, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT) and is a certified fraud examiner.

Ms. Lazarczyk is on the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault board of directors. She previously served as the Head of the Zurich Women’s Innovation Network (WIN).

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Tasheika Hinson

Senior Counsel

Tasheika Hinson is the Senior Counsel at Vanguard.

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Maria Doughty

Director, Public Policy & Corporate Counsel

Maria Doughty is a reputed legal strategist with background navigating highly regulated environments by leveraging her deep legal acumen and strong command of business operations. Maria is exceptionally skilled in influencing stakeholders and building collaboration across organizations through delivery of enterprise meetings. She offers experience across several legal areas and dedication to corporate socially responsible initiatives. Maria is recognized as a strategic legal partner to business. She drives complex negotiations in highly competitive markets and delivers favorable outcomes that generate millions of dollars in financial benefits to organization.

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Jennifer Diana

Senior Legal Counsel, Government Investigations
Standard Chartered Bank

Jennifer Diana is Senior Legal Counsel on the Disputes and Government Investigations Legal team at Standard Chartered Bank. She handles significant enforcement matters and internal investigations stemming from inquiries by the Bank’s global regulators, law enforcement bodies, competition authorities, and other agencies. She also manages material US litigations. Areas of focus include anti-competitive conduct, market manipulation, sanctions, bribery, money laundering, and employee misconduct. Jennifer works closely with senior management and the business as well as colleagues from financial crime, compliance, risk, audit, operations, and human resources to effectively manage and resolve these matters as well as to identify and apply lessons learned in an effort to improve processes and build best practices enterprise-wide. She is also co-chair of the Bank’s Gender Engagement Network for the Americas.

Jennifer earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and her undergraduate degree from Barnard College. Jennifer was a litigation associate at Kramer Levin from 2006 through 2015.

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