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Dr. Hendrik Skistims, Attorney, Melchers to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Live Webcast

New York, NY, April 13, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dr. Hendrik Skistims, Attorney, Melchers will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “How to Conduct Effective Internal Investigations: Your Thorough Guide in 2017.” This two-hour event is scheduled on May 4, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 12:00pm ET.

Event Summary:

An internal investigation is necessary in determining the grounds and surrounding circumstances of a corporate misconduct. Internal investigations are an effective tool for companies to make sound decisions on matters that include "insider threats" and other company rule violations. The way a company deals with internal threats, and the way they conduct internal investigations, correspondingly affect how they are viewed by governmental agencies, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Furthermore, the onset of the Yates Memorandum has also created a significant impact in conducting internal investigations. Since the new requirements focus on individual accountability, corporations need to be more careful in making such investigations.

In a two-hour live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues surrounding corporate internal investigations. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the issues that arise when conducting these investigations. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing a thorough guide for companies to comply with the requirements under the Yates Memo.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

- Key Components of Internal Investigation
- Common Sources of Risks
- The Yates Memo – Overview
- Conducting Internal Investigations in the Yates Memo Era
- The Impacts of the Memo
- New requirements for internal investigations
- The effect on employer-employee relationship
- A Thorough Guide for Conducting Effective Internal Investigations in 2017

About Dr. Hendrik Skistims

Hendrik works in the data protection practice in the Frankfurt office of Melchers, Germany and is mainly advising on a national as well as on an international level in IT-/IP and data protection matters. He worked for three years in the Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) at the University of Kassel, Germany assisting several projects concerning legal issues arising in the field of information and communication technology. He received his Doctorate of Laws with a thesis of data protection law according to Smart Homes and publishes and lectures regularly in data protection matters.

About Melchers

Melchers is a medium sized German law firm with 40+ lawyers working in offices in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and Heidelberg. Apart from the legal services related to corporate, employment and distribution/sales matters and its work for a German premier league soccer club, Melchers has an industry focus on the construction-, gambling-, insurance-, retail- and Software/IT-industry. Melchers is the German member of the “International Alliance of Law Firms” and “Transatlantic Law”, by which Melchers frequently handles international/transnational projects, both for domestic as well as foreign clients.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly-focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.
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