Kevin F. Sweeney discusses attorney-client privilege with anti-fraud organization ACFE
PHILADELPHIA (May 2017) – Chamberlain Hrdlicka Senior Counsel Kevin F. Sweeney, a former federal tax prosecutor, discussed the issue of preserving attorney-client privilege during internal investigations at a continuing education seminar sponsored by the Philadelphia Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
As the featured speaker at the organization’s meeting on April 25, Sweeney presented “Navigating the Minefield: Strategies for Establishing and Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege during Internal Investigations.” The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and provider of anti-fraud education and training. The association’s 80,000-plus members are focused on reducing business fraud worldwide.
At Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Sweeney puts his experience and longstanding connections to use representing individuals and corporate clients in IRS audits, civil tax litigation, white-collar criminal defense matters, and corporate investigations. Prior to joining Chamberlain Hrdlicka, Sweeney worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division as a federal prosecutor, where he led many of its most successful tax cases, including offshore banking cases against prominent Swiss banks BSI SA, Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) SA, and Edmond de Rothschild SA. During his tenure, he investigated and litigated dozens of federal white-collar criminal cases including tax evasion, tax preparer, employment tax, FBAR, money laundering, currency structuring, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other financial fraud matters.