This CLE webinar, presented by Strafford, will provide guidance to in-house counsel for responding to external auditor inquiries concerning their client's litigation, claims and assessments, and related financial reporting and disclosures. The panel will explain best practices for providing information regarding “pending or overtly threatened” legal claims in audit response letters and updates without compromising the client's privileges and confidentiality.
WilmerHale Senior Associate Alan Wilson will review these and other key issues:
- What the ABA Treaty requires of legal and accounting professionals as it relates to external audits of companies
- Attorney-client privilege concerns implicated by requests for information from in-house counsel during external audits
- Best practices for in-house counsel for responding to external auditor requests for information
After the presentations, panelists will engage in a live question and answer session with participants to answer questions about these important issues directly.