Breaking News

Business Law Breaking News is a webinar addressing real-time developments in law that may affect your practice. Get timely analysis from leading experts on new court decisions, new laws and regulations, changes to existing laws and regulations, and other current events.

Upcoming Program

Effect of COVID 19 on Shareholder Meetings and the Ability to Give Opinions

April 15, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

A webinar on current developments in legal opinions practice covering recent cases and the just issued TriBar Comment concerning the use of electronic signatures and third-party opinion letters. 


  • Richard Frasch (moderator), California Lawyers Association, BLS Opinions Committee, San Francisco, CA
  • Steven O. Weise, Proskauer Rose LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stanley Keller, Locke Lord, Boston, MA
  • Lisa R. Haddad, Goodwin Proctor, Boston, MA
  • James D. Honaker, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE
  • Robert S. Risoleo, Sullivan & Cromwell, Washington DC
  • David Sikes, Jones Day, Silicon Valley, CA

Presented by: Legal Opinions Committee

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Upcoming Program

An Ethics Discussion on Sharing the Attorney-Client Privilege, Updated for the COVID-19 Apocalypse

April 23, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern

The law has evolved to recognize that the privilege may be shared for the purpose of joint representation.  In that context, the privilege shields communications from the outside world, but it is assumed that there is no shield between the joint clients.  The panel will discuss the ethical contours of these rules and their particular impact in the context of the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Hon. Mary Johnston (moderator), Superior Court of Delaware, Wilmington, DE
  • Melissa Damian Visconti, Damian & Valori LLP, Miami, FL
  • Jason Panzer, Herring & Panzer, Austin TX
  • Merrick L. Gross, Carlton Fields, Miami, FL
  • Michael D. Rubenstein, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, TX

Presented by: Business and Corporate Litigation Committee

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Accreditation Information

The ABA will seek credit for this program in the states indicated on this page.  The ABA will seek 1 hour of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.2 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Visit for general information on CLE at the ABA.

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