832 Internal Investigations

In the modern corporate world, the discovery of potential criminal misconduct generates a whirlwind of activity and grave risk to the company and its senior management. This can begin with the decision whether to make a voluntary disclosure to the Justice Department, followed in many instances by an internal corporate investigation by outside counsel. The internal investigation may be followed by, or even conducted in parallel with, a federal grand jury investigation which presents an even more serious threat. This course presents the legal, ethical, and practical problems facing counsel who represent corporations in the conduct of internal investigations and the defense of federal criminal investigations.

Course Type
Lecture
2019
Winter 2019
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

832.01 0.5

John Villa

M/Tu 2:00-5:00 PM

In the modern corporate world, the discovery of potential criminal misconduct generates a whirlwind of activity and grave risk to the company and its senior management. This can begin with the decision whether to make a voluntary disclosure to the Justice Department, followed in many instances by an internal corporate investigation by outside counsel. The internal investigation may be followed by, or even conducted in parallel with, a federal grand jury investigation which presents an even more serious threat. This course presents the legal, ethical, and practical problems facing counsel who represent corporations in the conduct of internal investigations and the defense of federal criminal investigations.

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Degree Requirements
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
2018
Winter 2018
Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

832.01 0.5

Valecia McDowell

WTh 1:30-4:30 PM

Students will study the range of legal and practical issues in the conduct of in-house investigations of potential illegal conduct by corporate employees and officers.  Students will participate in simulated exercises involving interviews of company employees in the course of a hypothetical investigation.

Grading Basis: Credit/No Credit

Degree Requirements
Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.