Chamberlain Hrdlicka senior counsel discusses attorney-client privilege at annual anti-fraud conference
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 an annual fraud conference organized by The Institute of Internal Auditors Central Jersey Chapter.
At the conference on May 10, Sweeney presented “Navigating the Minefield: Strategies for Establishing and Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege during Internal Investigations.” It focused on the importance of attorney-client privilege to effective legal counsel, noting that proper legal assistance requires full disclosure, but that clients will divulge details only if confidences are protected.
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.
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Florida. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, chief advocate, and principal educator. Its more than 185,000 members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security. In the United States, the IIA comprises 160 chapters serving more than 70,000 members.