• Effective Collaboration: Coordination is Essential
  • May 2, 2006 | Author: Carolyn J. Buller
  • Law Firm: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. - Cleveland Office
  • Martindale-Hubbell posed the following question to provide a variety of views on this important topic:
    In the heightened tensions of an internal investigation, how can Legal and Human Resources (HR) team up to ensure the company's best interests are met?

    An internal investigation is a difficult time in a company's life. Loyalties are questioned and the rumor mill is working. It's critical to have the general counsel and the head of HR working together. They can help lower the frustration level and improve employee morale. They need to develop a credible story and assure employees that things will be OK, even if they can't offer details. The general counsel can also be very helpful in recruiting -- it's always a sensitive time to be looking for executive-level employees.