Ethical Dilemmas That Keep Lawyers Awake At Night

Originally held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Program Chair:

Janis M. Meyer
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

  • It is not always easy determining our ethical and professional responsibility obligations. Join us to review how recent ethics opinions, judicial decisions and commentary have addressed those obligations on some thorny issues relevant to lawyers in 2019. Topics will include: dealing with client conflicts and waivers, withdrawal from difficult representations, handling confidential client information, attorney plagiarism, subpoenaing an existing client on behalf of another client, litigation funding, obligations when representing a client in a suspicious transaction, and many more.  The panel will welcome comments and questions from the audience.

    OnDemand: $179 for Members | $279 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates (not yet admitted), Newly Admitted Lawyers, In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.
    Attorneys from sponsoring firms for the 2019 Professional Development Workshop Series can view this program for free.

  • Rachel Fleishman
    Reid, Collins & Tsai LLP

    Michael E. Salzman
    General Counsel
    Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

    Sanjit Shah
    Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP

  • 6:00 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. Introduction of Panelists and Program
    6:05 p.m. – 6:25 p.m. Conflict Waivers:
    When Do you Need Them and What Should They Say?
    6:25p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Serving a Subpoena on Your Client
    6:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Time to Say Good-bye:
    Withdrawing From a Difficult Representation
    7:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Representing a Client in a Suspicious Transaction
    7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. When Can you Have a Restrictive Covenant?
    7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Break
    7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Litigation Funding: Show Me the Money!
    8:00 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. The Perils of “Cutting and Pasting”
    8:20 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Sharing Your Clients’ Information
    8:40 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. Tales of “Dumb” Lawyers
    8:50 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Questions and Answers

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
     3.0 Ethics
    New Jersey:
     3.2 Professional Responsibility
    2.5 Professional Responsibility
     2.5 Professional Responsibility

    Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see

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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Professional Ethics | Bruce A. Green, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships Manager | (212) 382-6608 |