Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Rhett DeHart and Shawan Gillians recently gave a presentation on “Best Practices for Internal Investigations” to members of the Association of Corporate Counsel South Carolina Chapter.

In their presentation, DeHart and Gillians discussed when an internal investigation is appropriate and what should be included in the investigation. Specific discussion topics included:

  • How a government investigation, certain civil lawsuits and high-profile/executive personnel matters can trigger the need for an internal investigation;
  • The goals of an internal investigation, including assessing the facts and possible liability before discovery;
  • Specific steps for conducting an internal investigation, including Upjohn warnings; and
  • The benefits of a well-run investigation.

Their presentation took place Sept. 16 at the ACC South Carolina Annual Meeting in Columbia. Womble Bond Dickinson was a sponsor of the meeting.