Ethics in the Real World: Issues for In-House Counsel and Outside Counsel in Representing Corporations (telephone seminar and audio webcast)

Date:

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sponsor(s):

Speaker(s):

Ike Krasniewicz, senior dir and associate general counsel, Gap Inc., and Teigue Thomas, vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary, Acer America Corporation

RSVP:

(800) 253-6397 or www.ali-aba.org

Fee:

$149

Time:

1-2:30 pm Eastern, 10-11:30 Pacific

CLE Credits:

1.5-1.8 hrs, see website for details

Whether working in-house or as outside counsel at a firm, lawyers who advise corporations face unique ethical dilemmas. For example: The attorney is asked a question by one of the company’s executives that is not strictly legal in nature. Do the rules of attorney-client privilege still protect the ensuing discussions? One employee has filed a harassment claim against another, and an internal investigation needs to take place. How can in-house counsel conduct this investigation and not cross into ethical traps? How quickly must in-house counsel respond to an internal client’s concerns? Is there a period of “reasonableness” in which to reply? What type of outside counsel and in-house counsel partnering arrangements have proven to work well in controlling fees