Adam B. Schwartz, Partner, Shearman & Sterling to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s How to Effectively Conduct an Internal Investigation

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Adam B. Schwartz, Partner, Shearman & Sterling will speak at its webcast entitled, “How to Effectively Conduct an Internal Investigation: Key Considerations During a Pandemic.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Adam B. Schwartz
    Adam B. Schwartz is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice. A former federal prosecutor and experienced first-chair trial lawyer, Adam’s practice focuses on the representation of multinational corporations, global financial institutions and individuals in criminal and civil regulatory matters, internal investigations, and in litigation in state and federal courts. Adam has represented companies and individuals in investigations led by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, the SEC, the CFTC, FINRA, state regulators, and Congress, and involving potential violations of the securities and antitrust laws, the FCPA, and the False Claims Act. In addition, Adam has extensive experience advising corporate entities on anti-corruption compliance matters.

    Prior to entering private practice, Adam served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. During his time at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Adam tried more than 40 cases and argued numerous evidentiary motions and appeals. He also supervised the investigation, indictment, and trial of complex conspiracies, homicides, and matters involving public corruption and racketeering. While with the Department of Justice, he was awarded the Director’s Award and three special achievement awards. Adam was a law clerk for the Honorable Henry E. Hudson in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and an editor of the Virginia Law Review while at the University of Virginia School of Law.

    Prior to law school, Adam served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and was deployed overseas twice between 2000 and 2004. He maintains an active pro bono practice representing fellow veterans in matters related to their veterans benefits.

    About Shearman & Sterling

    Shearman & Sterling LLP distinguishes itself by harnessing the intellectual strength and deep experience of its lawyers across its extensive global footprint. The firm represents many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, emerging growth companies, governments, and state-owned enterprises. Those clients, in turn, continue to choose Shearman & Sterling for its distinctive ability to leverage the knowledge and judgment of one of the world’s largest and most accomplished cross-border legal teams—a team ideally situated to help clients on their complex business transactions. With more than 850 lawyers in 24 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, the firm has an enviable blend of prestige, prowess, and reach.

    When conducting internal investigations, companies face a myriad of complex and sensitive issues, including confidentiality, attorney-client privilege, and conflicts of interest. Adding to these issues are the new and evolving challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. With internal investigations being conducted remotely, evidence collections and witness interviews have become more difficult to arrange.

    Now more than ever, businesses and their counsel need to be cognizant of the most recent issues that may affect their investigation processes. If done properly, internal investigations can be a powerful tool in identifying and resolving issues so liability can be minimized.

    In a LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues which practitioners need to know in conducting effective internal investigations. Speakers, among other things, will also offer the best preparation tips and risk mitigation strategies.

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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