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The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Mitigating Risks of Defamation Litigations: Best Practices for Internal Investigations

New York, NY, December 22, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: Mitigating Risks of Defamation Litigations: Best Practices for Internal Investigations. This two-hour event is scheduled on January 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

Event Synopsis:
Disclosing a company’s internal investigation to government investigators is always risky as is the danger of waiving attorney-client privilege and work product protections. Less well known is the risk of defamation claims filed by employees identified as having violated company rules or participated in illegal activities. Yet, in recent years, defamation claims have resulted in multimillion dollar verdicts and the cases are not limited to media defendants.

Defamation damages are notoriously difficult to quantify, thereby increasing the risk and uncertainty of defending defamation claims in court. Basically, there are three main types of damages: harm to reputation, other special damages; and punitive damages.

Some pre-litigation decisions can be advantageous in Mitigating Risks of Defamation Litigation and the related costs. It is important to learn as much as possible, as soon as possible about the alleged offending statement and to ask for a retraction. Like any other victim of a tort, in some cases a defamation plaintiff must be urged to mitigate its damages. Whether to retract a statement can be critical and a not an easy decision.

Companies need to be aware that communicating something critical about an employee to anyone other than the person poses a defamation risks. Nuanced issues such as a tort of injurious falsehood are also of concern.

In this two-hour Live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help corporate lawyers, internal counsel, prosecutors, regulators, employers and employees understand the important aspects of internal investigation for pre-litigation for defamation. The speakers will provide an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals to mitigate defamation risks. The speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective strategy in Internal Investigation.

Key topics include:

Internal Investigation - Key Insights
Defamation Risks
Effects of Defamation to Business Activities
Impact and Implications to Employees
Risks and Pitfalls in Internal Investigation
Internal Investigation Process
Possible Sanctions
The "Writt" Litigation Case
Purpose of Internal Investigation
Investigation of Defamation Claims

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Soler & Partners LLP
Albert J. Soler

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP
Nathan Zipperian

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP
James E. Miller

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