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Corporate Internal Investigations: Their Nuts, Bolts and Special Problems Topic of September 27 C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court Program

September 20, 2012 – 

The legal community is invited to attend an open meeting of the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court at Rutgers School of Law–Newark on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 5–7 pm. The Heckel Inn kicks off its season with a CLE program titled “Corporate Internal Investigations: Nuts, Bolts and Special Problems, Including the Attorney-Client Privilege.” The program will focus on some of the thorny issues that confront attorneys and the courts in connection with internal corporate investigations, including attorney-client privilege issues. 

A panel comprised of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, a judge of the Superior Court, and experienced practitioners will discuss potential pitfalls and practical issues that arise in the conduct of corporate internal investigations. There will be contrasting points of view provided by counsel representing corporate officers, the corporation itself, prosecutors, and the judiciary on issues such as the scope and extent of the attorney-client privilege and when it and other privileges should be invoked or waived. 

Pre-registration is required at www.rutgerscle.com. The program will provide 2.0 CLE credit hours (NJ, NY and PA), including 1.0 ethics. The registration fee is $75 or FREE for C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court members. 

The C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court was founded in 1990 to further civility and excellence in the practice of law in New Jersey in both the state and federal courts. The Inn’s core focus is on criminal and related civil practice in both the federal and state court systems, although many of its programs involve issues of broader appeal to the Bar. The Inn brings together highly experienced and distinguished justices, judges, trial attorneys, members of the Rar and Rutgers law students to enhance their skills and focus on emerging and important issues facing the Bar and bench.

Sponsored by Rutgers School of Law-Newark, the Inn offers programs that qualify for continuing legal education credit in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Visit http://www.law.newark.rutgers.edu/about-school/heckel-inn-court for information about membership.

What:“Corporate Internal Investigations: Nuts, Bolts and Special Problems, Including the Attorney-Client Privilege”
Who:Russell C. Deyo, Esq., retired General Counsel of Johnson & Johnson and former Chief of Special Prosecutions, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey
Hon. Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey
Carlos F. Ortiz, Esq., Shareholder, LeClairRyan, and head of the Compliance, Investigations and White Collar defense team
James A. Plaisted, Esq., Member, Walder Hayden and Brogan, Certified Trial Attorney, and past Chief, Fraud and Public Protection Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey
Hon. Alberto Rivas, Judge of the Superior Court, previously a Partner Lite DePalma Greenberg & Rivas
Jacqueline C. Wolff, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and co-chair of the Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense Group 
When:5–7 pm, Thursday, September 27, 2012
Where:Baker Trial Courtroom, Rutgers School of Law–Newark