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Debra Friedman, Member, Cozen O'Connor 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 Debra Friedman, Member, Cozen O'Connor 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 Debra Friedman

Debra Friedman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Labor & Employment department, focuses her counseling and litigation practice on compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations, noncompetition disputes, business torts, corporate reorganizations, affirmative action issues and defense of discrimination claims. Debra provides legal and business solutions to a myriad of human resource issues. Debra also regularly drafts complex corporate policies and contracts for her clients and advises them on best practices. Debra advises federal contractors how to comply with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) laws and regulations and defends federal contractors in OFCCP audits.

About Cozen O'Connor

Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 600 attorneys in 23 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in labor and employment, litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.

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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