Video Replay | 2019 Annual Legal Ethics Seminar
Quarles & Brady is pleased to present a special virtual replay of the 2019 Annual Legal Ethics Seminar. Topics are listed below.
This program is intended for those who were not able to attend the live program or replays in 2019.
This webinar is complimentary.
Legal Ethics in Insurance Recovery
Presented by: Patrick J. Murphy; and Lexi Russello, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
A host of ethical issues routinely arise in insurance coverage disputes. If they are not expressly addressed in a timely manner, these issues may prevent policyholders from maximizing their insurance recovery and prejudice the defense of claims against the policyholder. The focus of this presentation will be on simple questions, the answers to which are sometimes surprisingly complicated when there are disputes regarding the existence and scope of insurance coverage for an underlying claim, including, but not limited to:
- Who is the client?
- Which conflicts trigger the right to independent counsel?
- Does the insured get to select its independent counsel?
- Does a privilege apply to communications shared with the insurer?
- What communications can the insured withhold from its insurer on privilege grounds?
A review of ethical considerations for lawyers serving on nonprofit boards, including a discussion of: 1) fiduciary obligations; 2) how to spot and address conflicts of interest; and 3) potential legal malpractice concerns.
For additional information on this topic, please contact the presenters.