Key Considerations at the Outset of an Audit Committee or Special Committee Investigation—The Board of Directors/Audit or Special Committee’s Perspective
PLI New York
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New York, NY
Blank Rome partner Jennifer L. Achilles will serve as a panelist for the Practising Law Institute’s (“PLI”) Audit Committees, Special Committees, and Internal Investigations 2023 program, being held in New York, New York, on Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Jennifer’s session, “Key Considerations at the Outset of an Audit Committee or Special Committee Investigation—The Board of Directors/Audit or Special Committee’s Perspective,” will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will use a real-world case study to summarize the best practices for Board members, audit committee members, and special committee members in evaluating and responding to issues that may trigger the need for an internal investigation. Topics include:
- Identifying critical situations requiring internal investigations
- Understanding the key considerations to evaluate when to use in-house counsel and when to retain independent outside counsel
- Knowing when to retain other professionals, e.g., forensic accountants and others
- Knowing the expectations of outside counsel and other professionals
- Reviewing issues of independence
- Gaining insight on audit committee reporting
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
This program is designed to help improve attendees’ understanding of the nuances of what is required of audit committees and special committees, and those who advise them. New this year is the four-part, in-depth examination of internal investigations. Utilizing a real-world case study, attendees will be able to investigate and gain insight on how internal investigations are approached from multiple perspectives: the board of directors, the outside counsel, the forensic accountant, and the regulators and auditors. By studying the internal investigation from each perspective, the faculty will provide a well-rounded program on what professionals need to know when dealing with audit committees, special committees, and internal investigations.
CLE credit may be available.
For more information, please visit the program webpage.