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ON-DEMAND WEBCAST | International Internal Investigations

Guide To Investigating Employee Misconduct Under Foreign Law

Featuring White & Case, LLP (60 mins)

When an American employee falls under suspicion of some type of on-job wrongdoing—whether bribery, sabotage, accounting fraud, sexual harassment, antitrust collusion or some other wrongful act—conscientious and compliant US multinationals have a good idea how to respond. By now, after so many highly-publicized corporate scandals, strategies for conducting a domestic-US internal investigation are becoming increasingly similar, although “best practices” differ depending on the context.

In conducting an internal investigation overseas, a US multinational may feel tempted to pull out its domestic-US state-of-the art investigation tools and strategies. But employment and data protection laws differ widely outside the US, which means American investigation strategies need significant retooling before export. After all, no multinational investigating illegality abroad can afford to be accused of illegality in how it conducts its investigation.

In this on-demand webcast, Donald C. Dowling Jr. and Kathleen Hamann of White & Case LLP, will discuss how a ‘one-size-fits-all’ mentality will not work. He’ll also review a 30-point checklist for adapting common US-style internal investigation strategies to workplaces outside the US.


  • Why you must start with an international mindset
  • Implementing the 4 stages of an internal investigation conducted outside the US
  • Launching an international investigation framework
  • Initial response to an allegation/suspicion & interviewing witnesses
  • Communications, discipline and remedial measures
  • How to adapt your US internal investigation strategies to make them internationally appropriate


Webinar---Internal-Investigations-(DonDowling)Donald C. Dowling, Partner (White & Case)

Donald C. Dowling, Jr. concentrates his practice on outbound international employment law – that is, cross-border human resources law issues for multinational employers.

Dowling’s practice is one of two in the US ranked in the top tier (“Leading”) in the only competitive ranking category of international labor/employment lawyers, London-based PLC Which Lawyer?, and Dowling is ranked by Chambers USAas one of the top 36 Labor & Employment lawyers in New York. He is also ranked by Legal 500, ABA Who’s Who, ABA/IBA Who’s Who and others as a top New York-based Employment lawyer. Dowling is the only employment lawyer in the US named in Ethisphere’s 2010 “Attorneys Who Matter.”


Kathleen Hamann, Partner (White & Case)

Kathleen Hamann is a partner within the White Collar Practice concentrating on white collar enforcement and compliance matters – with a substantial amount of experience regarding enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Hamann’s background includes two decades of federal experience at both the US Departments of Justice and State. She also served as a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of the State. Hamann is a regular speaker and author on issues relating to anti-corruption, the FCPA, multi-jurisdictional investigations and litigation, and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law.



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