Presented by Ben Chew, Steve Raptis and Nigel Wilkinson of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Leslie Thornton, SVP and General Counsel of WGL Holdings and Washington Gas; and Elizabeth Gill, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, CACI International Inc. Moderated by Jim Villa, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Versar, Inc. In-house counsel often wears two hats - providing legal advice to the business team is often intertwined with the business decision itself. How does in-house counsel balance its dual roles within the confines of the ethics rules when acting as both a legal advisor and a business advisor? This seminar will address ethical issues in-house counsel often faces when wearing more than one professional “hat,” including:• Defining the “client” • Protecting attorney-client privilege• Separating legal from non-legal advice • Communicating with non-legal personnel• Obligations in dealing with potentially dishonest or illegal conduct• Rules allowing in-house counsel to represent the client, in some situations, without being a licensed member of the bar • Maximizing insurance protection for in-house counsel in both roles2.0 HOURS OF VIRGINIA ETHICS CREDIT APPROVED
Thursday, October 20, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Headquarters of Tegna, Inc. (formerly Gannett)7950 Jones Branch DriveMcLean, Virginia 22102
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