Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Internal Investigations: Whether and How to Investigate During a Global Pandemic
Companies face a myriad of issues as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. One issue is how to address allegations of misconduct involving corporate personnel, including whether and how to conduct internal investigations in light of increasing travel restrictions, shelter-in-place orders, and guidance regarding social distancing. This White Paper discusses factors to consider in setting investigative priorities in light of the pandemic, and provides practical guidance on steps that can be taken to responsibly address pending and new allegations, including approaches to document preservation and collection, remote witness interviews, and the protection of privileges.
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