Stone & Magnanini Partner Amy Walker Wagner acted as a panel moderator at the Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) CLE seminar “Government Investigations 2016: Handling Corporate Investigations Resulting from a Breach of Electronic Information and Parallel Proceedings” held on March 21, 2016 in New York City. This program engaged in-house and retained counsel, corporate officers and other personnel and counsel for plaintiffs who litigate “parallel” civil actions. The program first explored how a breach of a corporation’s electronic information can lead to investigations by state and federal government agencies and how those investigations may lead to disputes about the scope and volume of corporate information to be produced. The perspectives of both the investigating agencies and the corporate representatives charged with responding to the investigation were offered. Ms. Walker then acted as moderator for a panel which considered a hypothetical civil class action that parallels the government investigation and how that parallel litigation interacts with the investigation. The panel explored topics such as when and why parallel proceedings may be stayed; how information produced in investigations is made available for civil proceedings; what is the relationship, if any, between an investigating agency and counsel for plaintiffs in the parallel proceeding; and what protections are available to corporations for information produced in investigations that may be subject to attorney-client privilege and/or constitute work product in the parallel proceeding? For more information on the program click here.