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A Legal Toolkit for Investigators to Handle Privilege Issues

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Beginner |  External Investigators |  Internal Investigators
Cyrus Khosh-Chashm |  Ms. Molly Thurmond
60 minutes
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Session Overview:

In this webinar, the audience will be informed of the legal basis for the assertion of privileges available to investigators, and techniques investigators can use to offer as much protection to themselves and their clients in the application of those privileges.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the scope of privileges in federal and state law
  2. Know how to address the perception of bias in an investigation
  3. Understand how to prepare for your deposition in anticipation of assertions of privilege


The contents of this webinar and the positions taken are those of the presenter only, may be time sensitive, and are not warranted, endorsed or otherwise recommended by AWI and are not intended to provide legal advice. 


HRCI Credits

HR (General) Credits: 1.0



SHRM PDCs: 1.0


California MCLEs: 1.0


Cyrus Khosh-Chashm's Profile

Cyrus Khosh-Chashm

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Cyrus Khosh-Chashm is a lawyer and MBA who has investigated employment matters for academic institutions and educators, public entities, businesses, and non-profit organizations. He is an experienced litigator and has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, which often involve the assertions of privilege regarding investigations. He is a true citizen of the world, having lived in Nepal, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, and India. He has a particular interest in exploring and understanding the stories and motivations of litigants so that matters can be resolved by thinking beyond the claims and defenses in dispute.


Ms. Molly Thurmond's Profile

Ms. Molly Thurmond


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Molly Thurmond has conducted scores of investigations on employment matters for public entities, municipalities, businesses, and non-profit organizations. She has a diverse legal background. She worked as an attorney for the United States District Court in Saipan, the director of litigation for a multi-national corporation, writer and editor for legal publishing companies, and in-house corporate counsel. In addition to taking and defending hundreds of depositions, she has also successfully argued several cases before the California and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals. She has also worked as a mediator in the past 5 years.

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