Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Upcoming Risk Roundtable Webinar: Recent Disqualification Decisions and Lawyer Mobility Implications

Date: Monday, June 6
Time: 9 am Pacific / 12 pm Eastern

Description: Lateral movement of lawyers is a common occurrence in the modern law firm. When a lateral joins a firm, imputation of conflicts is a serious risk. The 2009 modifications to ABA Model Rule 1.10 marked an important shift in attitudes regarding ethical screening.

However, rules vary across states, and law firms must pay close attention to their screening practices to ensure they avoid disqualification. Even in states that do not allow nonconsensual screening, timely and effective screening procedures can assist firms in obtaining client waivers and responding to disqualification motions. In today’s competitive environment, firms that can demonstrate timely, effective and auditable screening measures are best protected and best able to address client concerns and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.

In this session, panelists from Reed Smith, Holland & Knight, and Haynes and Boone will explore topics including:
  • Case law and lateral hiring standards in various states
  • The emerging trend of vetting summer associates
  • Key components of lateral hire due diligence
At this session, IntApp's Brian Lynch will moderate a panel comprising members of the Risk Roundtable Compliance Consortium, a working group focused on developing risk response guidelines:

CLE Credit: Certificates will be provided to attendees upon request. (Attendees outside of California are responsible for confirming CLE reciprocity in their particular jurisdiction.)

Attendance: Attendance is by invitation only. Risk Roundtable members and qualified parties are invited to request more information by emailing: info@riskroundtable.com.

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