PLI's Internal Investigations 2019

Practising Law Institute

Speaking Engagement | June.06.2019 | 9:00am - 4:30pm (Eastern Daylight Time)

PLI New York

Please join Orrick partners Rob Stern and Mike Delikat on June 6 for PLI's Internal Investigations 2019 seminar, where Rob will be serving as co-chair of the program and Mike will be presenting. This seminar will review the fundamentals of conducting an effective and efficient investigation, and is designed for individuals responsible for corporate investigations: inside and outside counsel, internal auditors, compliance officers, forensic accountants and other experts who handle internal investigations, and government attorneys.

Mike will be presenting on the “Commencing the Internal Investigation: Considerations at the Outset" panel, which will examine the questions that must be asked at the beginning of any internal investigation. Rob will be leading the panel “Conducting the Internal Investigation,” which will discuss the considerations, processes, and procedures that go behind an effective internal investigation, as well as the privilege issues and ethical traps in doing so.

In this full conference, an expert faculty will review the fundamentals of conducting internal investigations and will discuss with participants how to:

  • Determine the nature and scope of the investigation 
  • Address document retention and data privacy issues
  • Manage labor and employment law issues
  • Protect the attorney-client privilege and work product
  • Understand the government’s use, evaluation and weighing of internal investigations 

CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Finance Sector
  • Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Government Investigations and Enforcement Actions
  • Trials
  • White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance
  • Fintech

Robert Stern Partner Securities Litigation, Class Actions and Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits, Financial Services Litigation

Washington, D.C.; New York

Rob Stern is the Chair of the Firm’s White Collar, Investigations, Securities Litigation & Compliance practice group and a nationally recognized securities litigator by both Chambers USA (Band 1) and Legal 500 (Leading Lawyer).  

For the past 20 years, Rob has handled many of the most complex financial services and civil and governmental securities matters with clients lauding Rob's outstanding work telling Chambers 2021 "[h]e has my interests at the forefront, he's a great advocate who gives strategic, candid advice and direction." "I find him great to deal with, he's a godsend." That praise is echoed by Legal 500 2021 " Rob is an excellent attorney and strategist as well as a superb client attorney. He is a guy you want in your corner.’  

Rob has a demonstrated track record of success, achieving outstanding results for financial services institutions, Fortune 100 companies, officers and directors of public companies and accounting firms.  Rob has litigated dozens of securities, commodities and M&A class actions as well as the parallel SEC, CFTC, PCAOB and/or criminal enforcement matters that accompany them. Rob's mastery of the field enables him to develop creative litigation strategies and business solutions for his clients in a broad array of situations.

In addition to being a recognized practitioner, Rob is also a recognized thought leader -- lecturing and publishing widely. Rob is a faculty member of Practicing Law Institute’s Securities Litigation program and Chairs PLI's Storming the Gatekeepers:  When Compliance Officers and In-House Lawyers Are at Risk program. Rob has also spoken on Bond Buyer webinars, NERA's Securities and Finance Seminar, the Advanced Litigation Strategy Summit and Strafford Seminars. 



  • Finance Sector
  • Technology & Innovation Sector
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations
  • Internal Investigations
  • Trade Secrets Litigation
  • Wage and Hour
  • Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Pay Equity

Mike Delikat Partner Employment Law & Litigation, Whistleblower & Corporate Investigations

New York

Michael Delikat, a partner in the New York office, was the previous Chair of Orrick's Global Employment Law Practice for over twenty years, which has employment law teams in the European Union, Asia as well as the United States.

He also is the founder of the firm’s Whistleblower Task Force. He previously served as the Managing Director of Orrick’s Litigation Division.

Under Mike's leadership, Orrick’s Employment Law & Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California for the fourth consecutive year by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters. The practice group has also been chosen as one of the top national employment law practices by Law 360. Chambers USA and Chambers Global has ranked him in Band 1 since it began publishing its rankings, noting he is a "giant of the employment bar, widely regard as an expert in whistleblowing matters and sex harassment claims","sought out by premier clients to handle high-stakes employment litigation and investigations," and "a very persuasive advocate who knows the law inside out and is able to get to the heart of the issue very quickly."

He represents a broad range of major corporations and other institutions including law firms in all facets of labor and employment law. Mike has an active trial, arbitration and appellate practice and handles a number of high-visibility class action and impact cases.