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Though COVID-19 has expedited the process, many companies have been successfully harnessing technology to conduct interviews virtually for some time. Internal investigations require efficient action, in-house compliance teams need to be able to zone in on potential issues and speak to the key individuals quickly in order to manage the process efficiently. Using our experience, we have assembled a guide covering everything from the choice technology, preparation and security considerations. 

Authors: Jennifer L. Achilles Rosanne Kay Dora Wang Panagiota Ntassiou Alejo R. Cabranes Cindy Shen

Whether your team is trying virtual interviews for the first time or has long relied on this method of interviewing, we hope you will find this guide a useful aide. Within the guide, our investigations lawyers have provided a checklist of considerations on how to prepare for, conduct, and follow up after the virtual interview, all while yielding effective fact-finding and credibility assessments in the virtual setting. Please find a link to the guide below and a short info-graphic below detailing the key considerations.

 A short guide to conducting virtual interviews infographic

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Client Alert 2020-421