Best Practice Defensible Internal Investigations

How to Manage Internal Investigations

Internal investigations can be daunting because the matters are often highly sensitive, time is critical, and there is no room for error. Successful investigations are thorough, initiated quickly, completed promptly, and evaluated fairly. In general, you should implement a plan to quickly trigger a defensible investigation, and build a strategy to manage the resulting relevant data. Here are five best practices for conducting fast, defensible internal investigations.

1. Create a Defensible Process

Start by:

defining relevant trigger events

documenting every stage of the process

2. Streamline the Investigation with Ediscovery Tools

Look for a technical solution with:

modern architecture

strong security

user-friendly design

3. Preserve Your Data

By implementing a silent hold, your legal team can preserve and collect custodian data without alerting the employee. This creates a defensible discovery process.

4. Trust Smart Search Tools

An ediscovery review platform can allow you to focus on other aspects of an investigation.

5. Use a Modern Review Platform

Built-in features can help to streamline the investigation process.



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