Monday, June 1, 2015 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This ethics program is designed especially for in-house counsel and outside counsel advising their in-house clients. Using a stimulating series of hypotheticals based on real-life experience, a panel of experts will review a variety of important professional responsibility issues that affect corporate counsel on a daily basis.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Understanding the “Corporate Miranda” warnings
- Special problems representing employees in internal investigations
- Advance conflict waivers & other problems with retainer agreements
- Attorney-client privilege issues within corporate families & outside law firms
- Disclosure of privileged materials – inadvertent & purloined
- The SEC Whistleblower program – the legal & ethical implications
Live program: $229 Member/$329 Nonmember
Cynthia B. Adams
Managing Director, Litigation, Regulatory & Employment Legal
Barry R. Temkin
Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP
6:00-6:10 Introduction & Overview of Hypothetical 6:10-6:45 Internal Investigations – Whom Do You Represent in the Investigation?
– Corporate Miranda Warnings
– Ethical implications
– Corporate Indemnification Policies
– The Internal Investigation Report
– Disclosure obligations to auditors
Retaining Outside Counsel
– Problems with Retainer Agreements
– Advance Conflict Waivers (and other Waivers)
– Joint Representation
– Retaining Outside Investigators
– Representing the Company and the Employees
7:25-7:35 Break 7:35-8:10 Attorney-Client Privilege Waiver Issues
– Corporate families, mergers and acquisitions – who owns the privilege?
– Cross-border privilege issues
– Outside counsel – the law firm privilege
The SEC Whistleblower Program
– How does the program work?
– How does it compare to other whistleblower programs (FCA, IRS)?
– Does it provide real protection to whistleblowers?
– Can employers protect themselves from “whistleblowers?”
– What are the ethical implications for attorneys who “blow the whistle”?
8:50-9:00 Questions & Answers
New York: 3.0 Ethics
New Jersey: 3.2 Professional Responsibility
California: 3.0 Professional Responsibility
Pennsylvania: 2.5 Professional Responsibility
Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
Ann Rappleye, Director, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6606 | ARappleye@nycbar.org or
Darianne De Leon, Program & Sponsorship Coordinator, City Bar Center for CLE | (212) 382-6731 | firstname.lastname@example.org