In-House Counsel and Legal Ethics: Recent and Recurring Issues
Applicability of Rules, Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality, Representation Issues, Disqualification, Communication with Others
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide in-house counsel with guidance on the best practices for compliance with ethical rules and how the decisions in several recent ethics cases have attempted to clarify the obligations as both an employee of and adviser to the business, which serves as the client.
- In-house counsel and legal ethics
- Business transactions: Rule 1.8
- Conflict of interest
- Directly adverse: Rule 1.7(a)(1)
- Material limitation: Rule 1.7(a)(2)
- Confidentiality: Rule 1.6
- Imputed disqualification: Rule 1.10
- Representation: Rule 4.2
- Confidentiality walls: Rule 1.11
- The client is the corporation: Rule 1.13
- Dealing with the Court (Rule 3 series)
- Dealing with third parties (Rule 5 series)
- Supervisory issues (Rule 7 series)
- Misconduct (Rule 8 series)
The panelist will review these and other relevant issues:
- What are the most serious legal ethics issues facing in-house attorneys?
- How does in-house counsel determine who within the organization is the client and entitled to the privilege?
- How best can in-house counsel avoid directly adverse or materially limited conflicts of interest?
- How has case law informed the interpretation of legal ethics restrictions on in-house counsel?
John M. (Jack) Tanner
Fairfield and Woods
Mr. Tanner's experience includes handling a decade-long receivership for Indian Motorcycle involving dozens of... | Read More
Mr. Tanner's experience includes handling a decade-long receivership for Indian Motorcycle involving dozens of parties throughout the United States. He has also represented receivers involving a real estate developer in a dispute over a private golf course and a ranching business in a dispute with one of its lenders. Mr. Tanner’s work at times entails working alongside regulatory agencies. As one example, he worked with the Attorney General of Colorado’s Office of Consumer Fraud to save a no-kill animal shelter on the brink of financial collapse.Close