The Dan K. Moore Program in Ethics will be held at the Friday Center on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The continuing legal education program is dedicated to the legacy of professional ethics left to us by the distinguished life and work of Dan K. Moore, the former governor of North Carolina and a 1929 graduate of UNC School of Law.
The event will address a variety of ethical issues of interest to corporate lawyers, both in-house counsel and attorneys in private practice. The topic is “Adjusting to the ‘New Normal’: Ethical Challenges for In-House and Outside Counsel” and includes:
- a review of privilege and conflicts issues common for businesses;
- a discussion of expectations of general counsel for outside counsel with respect to budgeting, billing, staffing communication and coordination;
- an examination of ethical and practical issues presented by outside counsel guidelines;
- the exploration of ethical issues in disaggregating legal services and outsourcing;
- an examination of allocating and sharing responsibility for errors, omissions or worse.
Program panelists include two in-house counsel – Jana Litsey, the director of litigation and regulatory inquiries for Bank of America, and Sandra van der Vaart, the general counsel for LabCorp. They are joined by Peter Buck of Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, Jim McLoughlin of Moore & Van Allen, Karen Popp from Sidley Austin, and Bernie Burk, assistant professor of law at UNC School of Law. UNC's Thomas Lee Hazen, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Law, and Lissa L. Broome, Wells Fargo Professor of Banking Law and director of the Center for Banking and Finance, will moderate.
This program provides four hours of ethics/professional responsibility continuing legal education credit, and is aimed specifically at lawyers who regularly advise corporate clients. Conference registration opens in early-September. For more information: http://www.law.unc.edu/cle/dankmoore.
-October 11, 2012