Correction appended: March 12, 2013.
Today, Penn State's progress website released the letter of engagement from Louis J. Freeh of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP to then-chairman of the Board of Trustees Steve Garban and Director of the Office of the Board of Trustees Paula Ammerman.
The letter of engagement, written on Nov. 18, 2011, outlined the acceptance of FSS to serve as an independent, external legal counsel in the investigation of Penn State's sexual abuse case that involved top administrators and former defensive football coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
"The report will contain FSS's findings concerning: i) failures that occurred in the reporting process; ii) the cause for those failures; iii) who had knowledge of the allegations of sexual abuse; and iv) how those allegations were handled by the Trustees, PSU administrators, coaches and other staff," the letter said.
Along with outlining the scope of engagement, the letter also addresses methods of payment, retention of third parties, confidentiality, general responsibilities of attorney and client, waiver of future conflicts and engagement limited to identified client.
The letter also addresses how FSS could terminate their engagement at any time, as well as files concerning client information gathered from the investigation.
Read Tuesday's edition of The Daily Collegian for more details.
An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the status of the recipients of the letter of engagement from Louis J. Freeh of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP. Paula Ammerman is the director of the Office of the Board of Trustees, and Steve Garban is a former chairman of the board.