Internal Investigations in 2007 — Current Strategies, Optimal Procedures

04 April 2007 Publication
Authors: Bryan B. House John R. Landis

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Internal investigations continue to play an important role in good corporate governance. Three areas are of particular interest this year, including the impact of technology on internal investigations; surviving regulatory inquiries; and ensuring an internal investigation does not go too far.

At Foley’s sixth annual National Directors Institute on March 8, 2007 in Chicago, “Internal Investigations in 2007: Current Strategies, Optimal Performances,” was a featured session dedicated to these issues. John Landis, partner, Foley & Lardner LLP, moderated the discussion which featured the following panelists: Jerry Okarma, vice president, secretary and general counsel, Johnson Controls, Inc.; Jerry Barbanel, executive vice president and co-global leader, Aon Financial Advisory and Litigation Consulting Services; Corey Martens, partner, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP; Amy Jones, internal audit director, McDonald’s Corporation; David Skidmore, director, corporate security, NCR Corporation; and Bryan House, partner, Foley & Lardner LLP.