September 10, 2014

Ethics Basics for Business Lawyers

Title: Ethics Basics for Business Lawyers

Description: The application of legal ethics rules to the transactional practice can be complex and bewildering, even to experts.  This program is designed to assist good business lawyers who  have little time or inclination to study the ethics rules to spot issues and seek help where appropriate. 

Key areas will include:

  • Conflict of Interest:  What should business lawyers consider when taking on new clients, particularly involving entities and multiple parties?
  • Negotiation Ethics:  How far can a business lawyer go in extolling his client's business or the value of an important asset?
  • Client Fraud:  The business client appears to be up to something fishy.  Does that have any consequences for the lawyer?
  • Communication with Represented Parties:  When can a business lawyer communicate with officers or employees of other parties in a transaction?  When can a lawyer counsel her client to do so?

Panelists: Sue Friedberg (moderator), Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Pittsburgh, PA; Bill Freivogel, Chicago, IL

Date: September 10, 2014

Presented by: Professional Responsibility Committee

Members of the Business Law Section may access the audio, program materials, and video from this program. Log in using your email address. CLE credit is only available to those attending the live programs.

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