The Audit Committee’s Evolving Role In Overseeing Corporate Investigations

    View Authors September 2013
    Overseeing an audit committee investigation is complex, intense and time-consuming. Making the right choices at the outset and along the way is critical to obtaining a good outcome and to ensure that the audit committee properly discharges its legal and fiduciary duties. Squire Sanders partners Joseph Walker and Frank M. Placenti, and of counsel Gabriel Colwell, in conjunction with Jeff Ferguson from Ernst & Young, discuss the complexities in the white paper “The Audit Committee’s Evolving Role in Overseeing Corporate Investigations.” The paper discusses best practices for an audit committee when overseeing an investigation, including issues relating to public announcements, media strategy, dealing with the company’s internal auditors and dealing with regulators.