Back to the Office: Ethical & Cybersecurity Challenges in a Brave New World (OnDemand)

Originally held on Thursday, March 2, 2023 |6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Program Chair:
Janis M. Meyer
Of Counsel, Clyde & Co US LLP

  • As every lawyer knows, keeping up with our ethical responsibilities has become more and more complicated. There are concerns about client confidentiality and privilege; the unauthorized practice of law; advertising practices; competence and supervision in a world of hybrid working; client conflicts. Perhaps most important of all, how do we make sure that we are exercising up-to-date hygiene with respect to cybersecurity and protecting our clients’ as well as our own information? This program will attempt to shed light on these topics and more. Audience participation will be encouraged and welcome.

    Janis M. Meyer is a member of the Professional Practices Group at Clyde & Co US LLP, where she advises on professional responsibility, risk management, law firm structuring, and compliance issues. Janis speaks and writes frequently on issues relating to lawyers and law firms and is a Special Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she teaches Legal Ethics, and a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University School of Law, where she teaches Professional Responsibility. She is a past member of Law360’s Legal Ethics Editorial Advisory Board, a past member of the New York City Bar Association Professional Discipline Committee, and a member of the New York City Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee. Janis was formerly a partner and the general counsel of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP and served as a member of its wind-down committee.

    Program Fee:
    Free to Attorneys from Sponsoring Law Firms
    $199 for Members| 
    $299 for Nonmembers

  • Christopher M. Farella
    Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

    Cara E. Green
    Outten & Golden LLP

    John Schoolman
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm Introduction of Panelists and Program

    6:05 pm – 7:05 pm Cybersecurity: Our Ethical Obligation to Keep our Clients’ Information Safe

    7:05 pm –7:15 pm Break

    7:15 pm – 7:30 pm Recent Developments in Client Confidentiality

    • Sharing Cellphone Data
    • Looming Battles over Privilege

    7:30 pm – 7:40 pm Recent Developments in Advertising

    • What Do I Do if I Move Out of NY?
    • “Educating” on You-Tube

    7:40 pm – 7:50 pm Communicating with Adversaries

    7:50 pm – 8:05 pm Going into Partnership with Non-Lawyers and Non-US Lawyers

    8:05 pm – 8:20 pm If This is Tuesday, I Must Be in the Office: Update on Hybrid Working

    8:20 pm – 8:30 pm Questions & Answers

  • New York: 2.5 Total: 1.5 Ethics & 1.0 Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection-Ethics
    New Jersey: 2.7 Professional Responsibility
    California: 2.0 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 2.0 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Professional Ethics, David G. Keyko, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Yelena Balashchenko, Manager, Business Development & Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 |