(Webcast) Ethical Considerations for Corporate Investigations: Views from All Sides

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Program Chair:
Frank Wohl
Lankler Siffert & Wohl LLP
Program Chair:
Jillian B. Berman
Lankler, Siffert & Wohl, LLP

  • This annual update program will explore current issues and recent developments relating to ethical duties and responsibilities of attorneys in internal investigations involving corporations and other entities. These issues will be discussed from the point of view of company or entity counsel, counsel for current and former employees and counsel for government agencies. This year’s program will devote special attention to issues that arise in connection with joint representations, including conflicts of interest; common interest agreements; privilege assertions; and data security issues.

    Program Fee:
    $229 For Members | $329 For Nonmembers

  • Richard F. Albert
    Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC

    Professor Bruce A. Green
    Fordham University School of Law

    Andrea Griswold
    Chief Counsel to the U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, SDNY

    Joan Loughnane
    Sidley Austin LLP

    Tai Park
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

    Karen P. Seymour
    Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP

  • 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
    Frank H. Wohl, Jillian B. Berman

    2:10 pm – 2:30 pm
    Part I – Joint Representation, Conflicts of Interest and Duties to Current and Former Clients

    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Advance Waivers
    • Duty of Loyalty to Current and Former Clients
    • Fee Arrangements

    Richard F. Albert, Tai Park, Karen Seymour

    2:30 pm – 2:50 pm
    Part II – Common Interest/Joint Defense Agreements

    • How Aligned Must Interests Be?
    • What Information Can/Should be Shared
    • How to Withdraw from a Common Interest Agreement

    Andrea Griswold, Tai Park

    2:50 pm – 3:10 pm
    Part III – When Privilege Assertions Collide with the Sixth Amendment

    • Who Controls the Privilege
    • Crime-Fraud
    • Use of Taint Teams and Special Masters

    Richard F. Albert, Andrea Griswold, Joan Loughnane

    3:10 pm – 3:25 pm

    3:25 pm – 3:45 pm
    Part IV – Data Security and Breaches

    • Protecting Client Information
    • Responding to Breaches
    • Obtaining Client Consent
    • Best Practices

    Richard F. Albert, Tai Park, Karen Seymour

    3:45 pm -4:05 pm
    Part V –
    Aggressive Legal Advice

    • When Does Zealous Representation Cross the Line And Become Unethical?
    • Risks of Over-Aggressive Privilege Assertions

    Andrea Griswold, Joan M. Loughnane

     4:05 pm – 4:25 pm
    Part VI – Preservation and Spoliation
    Joan Loughnane, Karen Seymour  

    4:25 pm – 4:40 pm
    Ethics Wrap-Up
    Professor Bruce A. Green

     4:40 pm – 5:00 pm
    Questions and Answers

  • New York: 3.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 3.1 Professional Responsibility
    California: 3.0 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 2.5 Professional Responsibility

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    White Collar Crime, Marshall L. Miller, Chair

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