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2014 Annual Legal Ethics Seminar

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Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Indianapolis, Naples, Tampa and Washington DC

The program will be presented live in Milwaukee and presented through live videoconference at the other locations.

The live event in Milwaukee is at capacity.
Registration for the live videoconference at the other locations is still available.

Who Should Attend:

This program is intended for executives, in-house counsel and compliance personnel.

We will provide a form and apply for 3 hours of Ethics CLE credit for FL, IL, IN, VA and WI.

Registration & Hot Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (CT)
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. (ET)


8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CT)
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Moderators: Daniel E. Conley and Nicole France Stanton


Ethics in the Courtroom and at Trial: Think Fast

Presenters: Mark A. Kircher and Khalaf M. Khalaf

Studying the rules of professional conduct as they relate to advocacy is a substantial and often contemplative endeavor. Adhering to the rules while in trial is of necessity more reflexive than contemplative. The rules regarding candor towards the tribunal, fairness to opposing parties and counsel, trial publicity, and conflicts of interest will be discussed in theory and as they were applied "on the fly."

Dotting Your I's and Crossing Your T's: The Shifting Ethical and Regulatory Requirements of Political Contributions: What Every In-House Lawyer Should Know

Presenters: Jeffrey D. Peelen and Adrienne J. "Adie" Olson

This program is directed at helping in-house counsel navigate the ethical and legal rules and restrictions governing corporate interactions with federal, state, and local officials. We will discuss the ethical and regulatory framework governing political giving, gifts and entertainment, and government procurement / "pay-to-play" rules. Our focus will be on practical steps in-house counsel can take to ensure their organizations remain compliant.

It Could Happen to You: The Ethical Obligations Implicated by Data Security

Presenters: Jennifer L. Rathburn and Steven V. Hunter

This course is designed to assist in-house counsel navigate their ethical obligations and properly advise their clients with respect to cyber security.

We will explore:

1. When (and to whom) in-house counsel is required to report questionable data security practices and/or events (Rule 1.13).

2. Why the ethical rule of competent representation (Rule 1.1) requires in-house counsel to understand their company's IT/security infrastructure, the electronic information it retains, and its reporting obligations in the event of a breach.

3. How to reconcile the duty to keep client confidences (Rule 1.6) and protect attorney-client privileged communications with the duty of candor (Rule 3.3) during a data breach investigation and/or subsequent litigation, including how to properly engage outside security and other experts and report on findings.

4. What all this means in the context of recent trends in data breach litigation and government investigations.

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