Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel: Transactional Aspects

Originally held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Program Co-Chairs:
Matthew A. Schwartz
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Lindsay A. Weinreb
Vice President
PJT Partners

  • The panel will discuss ethical issues particularly pertinent to transactions and in-house counsel, including duties of confidentiality, truthfulness, and disclosure, drafting errors, negotiation tactics, communications with represented parties, and conflicts of interest.

    OnDemand: $149 for Members | $249 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • James W. Cuminale
    General Counsel
    PJT Partners Inc.

    Timothy K. Saunders, Jr.
    Managing Director & Associate General Counsel
    Goldman Sachs

  • 6:00 pm – 6:05 pm Introduction

    6:05 pm – 6:15 pm Temporary Practice of Law

    6:15 pm – 6:40 pm Who Is Your Client?

    • Corporation v. individual employees
    • Various entities in corporate family

    6:40 pm – 6:55 pm Duties of Truthfulness

    6:55 pm – 7:10 pm Duties of Confidentiality/Disclosure

    7:10 pm – 7:20 pm Drafting Errors

    7:20 pm – 7:35 pm Communicating with Represented Parties

    7:35 pm – 8:00 pm Q & A

  • CLE Credit
    New York:
    2.0 Ethics
    New Jersey:
    2.0 professional responsibility
    1.5 professional responsibility
    1.5 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

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    In-House Counsel, Jack Lerner, Chair
    Professional Ethics, Tyler Maulsby, Chair

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