(Webinar) Current Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel & Those Who Advise Them: Litigation Perspectives

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 | 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Program Co-Chairs:

Catherine M. Foti
Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

John B. Harris
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz P.C.

  • 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 addressed include:

    • Strategy in Corporate Internal Investigations;
    • Rule 1.14 “Up the Chain” Issues;
    • In-House Counsel Liability for Misstatements;
    • Use of Non-Disclosure Agreements;
    • Discoverability of Internal Investigation Materials;
    • Corporate Miranda Issues;
    • Ethical Limits on Witness Preparation and Related Privilege Issues; and
    • Ethical Use of Personal Emails of Corporate Constituents.

    Program Fee:
    $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers

  • Adrienne K. Eason-Wheatley
    Managing Counsel, The Bank of New York Mellon

    Karen King, Esq.
    Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

    Barry Temkin, Esq.
    Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP

  • 5:00 pm – 5:05 pm
    Introduction and Introduction to Hypothetical and Polling Questions

    5:05 pm – 5:15 pm
    Lawyer Obligations re. Receipt of Privileged/Inadvertently received Information

    5:15 pm – 5:25 pm
    Hard Bargaining vs. Extortion in Settling Disputes

    5:25 pm – 5:35 pm
    Joint Representation of Corporation and Corporate Employees

    5:35 pm – 5:40 pm
    Conflicts of Interest in Joint Representation

    5:40 pm – 5:45 pm
    Suggestion of Independent Counsel to Corporate Employees

    5:45 pm – 5:55 pm
    Ethics of Witness Preparation

    5:55 pm – 6:05 pm
    Statements to Government and Corresponding Risks to Counsel

    6:05 pm – 6:15 pm
    Rule 1.13 and Reporting Lawyer Concerns “Up the Chain”

    6:15 pm – 6:25 pm
    Advising Clients on Legal and Illegal Conduct

    6:25 pm – 6:35 pm
    Exposure of Inside/Outside Counsel for Corporate Wrongdoing

    6:35 pm – 6:45 pm
    Ethics of Non-Disclosure Agreements and Compelled Arbitration of Disputes

    6:45 pm – 6:55 pm
    Communicating with Unrepresented Parties and Former Corporate Employees

    6:55 pm – 7:05 pm
    Attorney Self-Defense Exception to Privilege

    7:05 pm – 7:15 pm
    Question/Answer Session & Program Wrap-Up

  • New York: 2.5 Ethics
    New Jersey:2.7 Professional Responsibility
    California: 2.5 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 2.0 Professional Responsibility

  • Sponsoring Association Committees:
    In-House Counsel, Michael S. Solender, Chair
    Professional Ethics, David George Keyko, Chair
    Professional Responsibility, Aegis J. Frumento, Chair

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