DC Bar Examines Ethical Issues For In-House Counsel

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 01:00

The District of Columbia Bar will present a program focusing on Ethical Issues Facing Corporate Counsel on Monday, February 7, at the DC Bar Conference Center located at 1101 K. Street, NW, Washington, DC.

The session begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 8:15 p.m.

This program will use hypotheticals to explore the following issues: the dangers of not properly identifying the exact client within the corporate entity; what to do if one of the client's affiliates disagrees with another affiliate; how to handle requests for privileged documents from employees and former employees of the company represented; and the risks of an overly wide circulation of protected communications within the corporation.

The speaker is Thomas Spahn, partner at McGuireWoods LLP. Mr. Spahn regularly advises a number of Fortune 500 companies on such issues as properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege and work product protections when conducting corporate investigations, when hiring outside consultants, when dealing with the government, and during other daily and extraordinary situations. He also advises in-house counsel on ethics issues, including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, dealing with corporate wrongdoing, and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

For information visit CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.

To register, visit www.dcbar.org.