Are the days of the mega investigation over?
It is one of the central questions in the latest GIR roundtable, which considers what the investigations firm of the future should look like. In mid-March, six leading specialists with law firm, consultancy firm or in-house backgrounds met in London and explored how firms should position themselves over the coming years to meet an increased demand for effective and prudent investigations.
Speakers discussed how the sophisticated client will no longer accept “the perceived licence to print money on investigations”, and that, to meet objectives, lawyers will be required to work smarter rather than harder. The participants also delved into the question of whether, one day, all aspects of an investigation may be handled by one firm, whether that be a big international law firm or perhaps one of the Big Four, and what that might look like.
Also in this issue:
- GIR Live – DC Spring:
- SFO official: Some of the reporting on ENRC “melodramatic”
- Flexibility in interview strategy is the way forward, SFO official says
- DOJ and SEC diverging on disgorgement calculations, say lawyers
- John Gibson: “We may be obliged to challenge overly ambitious privilege claims”
- ABA – 32nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime
- DOJ – ‘we are speeding up cases’
- David Green – ‘no self-report, no DPA’
- Supreme Court ruling means whistleblower tips will be reported to us sooner, SEC officials say
- DOJ expanding use of FCPA declination policy principles
- Too many cooks: NECC could create more problems than it solves
- Navigating the jungle of internal investigations
- Court orders DOJ to release monitor candidate names
- Trench Rossi and Baker McKenzie sued for malpractice
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