In-House Counsel: Ethics Rules and the Attorney-Client and Work-Product Privileges: Avoiding Traps for the Unwary

Date:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Speaker(s):

Roger A. Lane, partner, and Courtney Worcester, senior counsel Foley & Lardner LLP

Fee:

$195

Time:

noon-1 pm EST

CLE Credits:

1 hr

Event Type:

Topics:

Whether running internal investigations or negotiating mergers, in-house counsel are assuming roles that were traditionally filled by outside counsel.  While using in-house counsel can improve the company’s bottom line, it also raises unique privilege and ethical issues.  Who is the client? Are all communications with the client privileged? When is in-house counsel acting as an attorney and when is he/she acting in a business capacity? The speakers will explore how in-house counsel can avoid traps when conducting investigations, negotiating transactions and working overseas, including an overview of ABA Model Rules 1.6, 1.7 and 1.13.