Communication and Conflicts Between In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel, Management, and the Board

10/30/2012 04:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Corporate Governance, Corporate, and Public Companies Counseling + Compliance

Morrison & Foerster LLP
12531 High Bluff Drive
San Diego, CA 92131

Steve Rowles

Steve Rowles


Blair Forde
(858) 720-7974

This unique, invitation-only seminar deals with the professional responsibilities of lawyers representing the corporate entity.  We will explore real-world case studies that highlight the special tensions that may arise out of the fact that lawyers answer to both the CEO and the Board of Directors.  We will navigate real-world solutions and sort through potential conflicts of interest by dealing with topics including maintenance of professional independence, “up the ladder” reporting obligations, separation of legal and business advice, and persuasive and ethical counseling.  Real-world hypotheticals to be discussed will include:

  • Internal investigations.
  • CEO compensation.
  • Dealing with problematic board members.
  • M&A deals.


  • Randy Berholtz, Esq. – Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Apricus Biosciences
  • Steve Rowles, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Corporate Director to be announced

CA CLE credit is pending.

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