Introduction to In-House Counsel U.S. Ethics

Association of Corporate Counsel Webcast

03/29/2018 02:00 p.m. - 03:00 p.m. EDT

James M. Schurz and Caitlin Sinclaire Blythe

Caitlin Sinclaire Blythe and James M. Schurz

Webinar

Your role as in-house employment counsel presents unique professional and ethical dilemmas. For instance, the attorney-client privilege protects confidential communications between lawyer and client from disclosure to third parties, generally. While this privilege may seem straightforward when outside counsel is involved, many nuances come into play when the privilege is applied in the context of in-house counsel communicating with their clients – the corporation, directors, officers and other employees.

Unlike with government lawyers and law firm practitioners, the Model Rules of Professional Conduct provide fewer clear guidelines to help in-house counsel navigate the ethical landscape. Compliance for in-house counsel can be tricky, while the stakes for non-compliance are often higher for in-house counsel than others.

Join Morrison & Foerster’s James Schurz and Caitlin Blythe along with Ryan Hassanein, Vice President, Risk Programs at McKesson, to explore the ethical issues that may arise for you and prepare you for the challenges that lie ahead.

If you are a client or an alumni of the firm, please contact cvolper@mofo.com prior to registering.

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