Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel: Don't Go Near the Board Room Without Them!

Instructor: Jim Castagnera
Product ID: 706140
Training Level: Basic
  • Duration: 60 Min
This webinar will help you manage the exclusivity of the attorney-client relationship, as well as handle the complex and difficult ethical challenges that unique intimacy and confidentiality the relationship fosters.
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Why Should You Attend:

The roles of in-house counsels in the 21st century are as varied as the organizations they serve. One thing that all in-house counsels have in common is that they serve a single client… the organization, be it for-profit or non-profit, publicly traded or privately held, which employs them. The exclusivity of this attorney-client relationship, as well as the unique intimacy and confidentiality that it fosters, gives rise to complex and difficult ethical challenges.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The traditional roles of in-house counsel and how these are evolving in the new century
  • The Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Ethics Committee’s Comments on them
  • The requirements and the limits of attorney-client privilege
  • How to recognize and handle conflicts of interest: between the organization and its employees; between the organization and a parent or subsidiary
  • How to balance in-house counsel’s dual role as attorney and employee

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Attorney-client privilege
  • Conflict of interest
  • Model rules of professional conduct
  • Dual role as counselor and manager
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Latest trends in the in-house counsel role
  • Dealing with outside counsel
  • Serving as in-house counsel while maintaining a private practice

Who Will Benefit:

  • General Counsel
  • Associate and Assistant General Counsel
  • Other In-House legal staff
Instructor Profile:
Jim Castagnera

Jim Castagnera
CEO, Tony Miller.Com

Dr. James Ottavio Castagnera, Esq. hold a JD and PHD from Case Western Reserve University. He spent 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual property lawyer with the major Philadelphia law firm of Saul, Ewing, Arnstein & Lehr, and 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel at New Jersey’s Rider University. During his long career in law and education, he has published 20 books; participated as an equity player and general counsel in a leveraged buy-out; tried and argued civil cases in federal and state courts; practiced before numerous state and federal agencies, and managed a vast array of legal and regulatory issues as in-house counsel. Currently, he is a shareholder and the chief consultant of Holland Media Services, a freelance writing, training and consulting company with offices in Los Angeles and Philadelphia and an adjunct faculty member with Drexel University’s Kline School of Law, where he teaches HR-compliance courses.

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