WMACCA Global Issues Forum: Ethics When Doing Business Abroad - A Look at the Attorney-Client Privilege and The Duty of Confidentiality


Thursday, May 23, 2013



Andrew Pike and Mark Botti, Squire Sanders; Mollie Roy, vp ICF International, Inc.; Kenneth C. Moore, Squire Sanders LLP


Squire Sanders LLP
1200 19th Street, NW
Washington , DC
United States


member free nonmember $20


11:30 am-2 pm

CLE Credits:

2 hrs


If a company operates internationally, the laws regarding the duty of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege can pose challenging ethical questions. When traveling abroad, what jurisdiction’s ethics laws govern an attorney’s treatment of confidential matters? Do the non-U.S.-based lawyers with whom they are dealing have the same duties? How do you preserve the attorney-client privilege when you or your client is in a jurisdiction that may not recognize this privilege? In this two-hour seminar, the speakers will explore these ethical obligations, taking into account the choice-of-ethics law provisions of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and how they interact with the ethics laws of key foreign jurisdictions. The seminar will provide insights into how to meet ethical obligations both here and abroad when these obligations are not necessarily aligned in both places.


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