SBM Business Law Section will discuss government investigations Nov. 20 in Troy

The State Bar of Michigan Business Law Section’s Commercial Litigation Committee, In-House Counsel Committee, and Small Business Forum will present a seminar, “Governmental and Internal Investigations: What In-House and Outside Counsel Need to Know,” from 5-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Columbia Center, 101 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy.

Bharat Gandhi, In-House Counsel Committee Chair, and Douglas Toering of Toering Law Firm and Chair of the Commercial Litigation Committee and Small Business Forum, will moderate. Speakers will include Mark Chutkow, assistant U.S. attorney; Thomas Cranmer of Miller Canfield; Joseph Papelian, Delphi deputy general counsel-litigation; and Richard Zuckerman of Honigman.

The discussion will address many scenarios, including advising a corporate client on an investigation by the government or representing a panicked employee who finds out the company has begun an internal investigation. The panel will also help attorneys identify the client, address conflicts of interest, determine whether the U.S. Department of Justice (or the company) will keep the investigation confidential, and more.

The fee to attend is $25; registration required by Nov. 13. Includes a light supper. For more information, visit or call 248-953-9022.