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Ethical issues for corporate lawyers

Friday, November 13, 2015

9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction to the Program - Dean Martin H. Brinkley

9:45 a.m.

Ethical Issues Related to Cloud Storage, Cybersecurity, and Data Breaches

The panel will discuss the ethical issues related to cloud storage, cybersecurity and data breaches, including the duty of confidentiality. Discussion will also touch upon how these issues play out in mergers and acquisitions transactions.

10:45 a.m.


11:00 a.m.

Ethical Issues Related to Alternative and Computerized Legal Service Providers

The panel will discuss the ethical issues related to alternative and computerized legal service providers, including the lawyer’s duty to supervise and the lawyer’s responsibility for accuracy.

12:00 p.m.

Networking Lunch (Included)

Enjoy lunch with the panelists and other attendees. In the past, we have had a number of in-house attorneys attend this program from both smaller and larger businesses throughout the state.

12:50 p.m.

A Primer on Ethical Rules in the UK, EU, and other non-U.S. Jurisdictions and Implications for the International Deal

The panel will provide a basic discussion of areas where ethical rules, cultural differences, and deal ethics may differ between the United States and other jurisdictions, including differing views of conflicts issues. Other issues to be discussed include the force of ethics rules in other jurisdictions, differing views of contract obligations, how to build rapport in international deals, and post-transaction conduct.

1:50 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Corporate Family Conflicts of Interest

The panel will discuss the conflicts of interest issues when dealing with a company and its subsidiaries or other members of the corporate family. The panel will also consider related issues that arise in the context of joint ventures, including joint ventures with an international entity.

3:00 p.m.


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