Michael Horowitz on Conducting High Profile Internal Investigations Part 2 [Podcast]

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By Adam Turteltaub
adam.turteltaub@corporatecompliance.org

As Inspector General at the US Department of Justice Michael Horowitz has been at the center of internal investigations the scope of which few in compliance will ever see.  But, while it’s unlike a compliance officer will face the over 1.2 million documents Michael’s team waded through as part of the review of the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation, there is more in common than one would think.

In Part 2 of this two-part podcast Michael addresses issues that would look familiar to any compliance officer who is familiar with investigations:

  • Determining who should be included in the investigations
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • The importance of process
  • Keeping at bay individuals who want to know what the investigation is finding before the investigation has concluded
  • When information should be disclosed before the investigation is concluded
  • Writing the investigation report, including keeping things mundane (and shared an anecdote that came from a Bob Woodward speech)
  • Sharing the findings with leadership
  • Learning from the process

Listen in to gain some of his wisdom.  One warning, though, before you do.  If you are listening to these podcasts hoping for fresh insights into the Clinton email investigation or any other of the IG ’s investigations, you will be disappointed.  Our goal is to take a look at the investigations he has led from the perspective of a compliance officer and to benefit from his very deep experience conducting large scale, high profile investigations.

You can listen to Part 1 here:

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