Whether corporate or outside counsel, business lawyers face ethical issues unique to their practice.
The ethics rules apply equally to all lawyers. But transactional practice is different from litigation practice, and the ethical issues faced by business lawyers often arise under different circumstances and require different solutions.
In this new 60-minute seminar, nationally recognized ethics speakers Michael Downey and William Freivogel explore three distinct areas where thorny ethical issues commonly confront business lawyers: confidentiality, negotiation ethics, and multijurisdictional practice.
Confidentiality concerns in a transactional practice, particularly when providing services to multiple corporations or corporations and their owners or employees
Confidentiality and privilege concerns when dealing with business consultants and auditors
Disclosing wrongful conduct of corporate insiders
Candor in business negotiations
Limits on cross-border business transactions
In-house counsel registration and cross-border counseling
This interactive seminar gives you the opportunity to submit your questions before and during the program for discussion by the faculty.
Need ethics credit? This seminar qualifies for 1.0 to 1.2 ethics credit hours, depending on state requirements, in MCLE jurisdictions that accredit live telephone seminars and/or webcasts.
Michael P. Downey is a partner in the national Lawyers for the Profession® practice group at Hinshaw and Culbertson LLP, where his practice focuses on advising lawyers, accountants, and their firms regarding legal, ethical, disciplinary, risk management, and related business and professional issues. Mr. Downey also represents lawyers in disciplinary hearings and litigation, and has served as a consulting and testifying expert on conflict issues. An adjunct professor of legal ethics at Washington University School of Law, Mr. Downey serves on or chairs a number of national and state ethics committees, including the ABA Ethics & Technology Committee (Chair), the Missouri Bar's Special Committee on Lawyer Advertising, the Illinois State Bar Association's Standing Committee on Professional Conduct, and DRI's Professionalism and Ethics Committee. Mr. Downey has been interviewed by the New York Times, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal, and published more than 40 articles on professional ethics.
William Freivogel is the Principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting in Chicago and formerly Senior Vice President - Loss Prevention of Aon Risk Services, Inc., where he was responsible for providing professional responsibility advice and risk management services to his company's law firm clients. Mr. Freivogel was a trial lawyer for 23 years and since 1987 has concentrated on legal ethics, lawyer malpractice, and related disciplines. He is currently Chair of the Editorial Board of ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct and Chair of the ABA Business Law Section's Professional Responsibility Committee. Mr. Freivogel writes and speaks extensively in the areas of legal ethics and loss prevention, and is the author of Freivogel on Conflicts, a comprehensive online guide to conflicts of interest.
Eastern 12 noon - 1 pm | Central 11 am- 12 noon | Mountain 10 am - 11 am | Pacific & Arizona 9 am - 10 am | Alaska 8 am - 9 am | Hawaii 6 am -7 am
Total 60-minute hours of instruction: 1.0; Total 50-minute hours: 1.2
Virtually all ALI CLE programs receive credit in AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV and WY. Upon request, ALI CLE will apply for credit in ID, LA, and RI.
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The Table of Contents for this coursebook can be found below. For further information about the program, please use the links on the lefthand side under "Course Details".