Government Investigations 2017: Investigations Arising From Data Breach and Privacy Concerns and Parallel Proceedings

A Practising Law Institute Seminar

24 February 2017
PLI New York Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas (2nd Floor), New York, NY 10036
CLE / CPD, Seminar

Why You Should Attend

Electronic information pervades our society. Corporations and other organizations create, store, and utilize that information in all facets of business. Unfortunately, security can be breached and any breach can lead to investigations by various government agencies at the federal and State levels. Those investigations may lead to disputes about scope, variety and volume of electronic information to be produced.

This program will explore the role of electronic information through a hypothetical breach of a corporation’s information that leads to an investigation. It will focus on the “what, why and how” an investigation is conducted – from the viewpoint of the investigating agencies and of the corporate representatives charged with responding to the investigation. The program will then consider a hypothetical class action that parallels the investigation and how that parallel litigation interacts with the investigation.

Our faculty, which includes experienced regulators and attorneys, will address various aspects of government investigations and parallel proceedings with a focus on requests for and production of electronic information.

What You Will Learn

  • What triggers a government investigation?
  • What is the scope of a government investigation?
  • What are the limitations on a government investigation?
  • What might the government demand in an investigation and how might a corporate entity respond to such a demand?
  • What room for negotiation exists between a corporate entity and the government?
  • What is the role of -- and relationship between -- parallel civil proceedings and government investigations, and how might these be coordinated?

Who Should Attend

This program will be of interest to in-house and retained counsel, as well as corporate officers and other personnel who find – or may find – their clients under investigation by federal or State regulators. The program will also benefit counsel for those clients – and for plaintiffs and their counsel – who litigate “parallel” civil actions in tandem with or subsequent to – investigations.

Join Reed Smith Partner Divonne Smoyer for her panel presentation entitled "Responding to the Investigation."  Topics will include:

  • What should be the response to notice of an investigation?
  • What compliance obligations might the notice create?
  • What should be done to locate electronic information in response to a demand?
  • What should be done to produce electronic information in response to a demand?
  • What alternatives to production might exist?

To register for this event, please visit pli.edu.