Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Webinar: Managing Risk Tied to High Volume Lateral Hire Activity and Firm Mergers (CLE Eligible)

Last week we commented on recent data showing high industry lateral hire activity and mentioned a webinar we've been working on focused on the same topic. We're now pleased to share more details:

Date: Wednesday, September 14
Time: 9 am Pacific / 12 pm Eastern

Description: Whether stemming from a merger or sudden influx of partners and lawyers, lateral movement 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 SNR Denton, Foley & Lardner and Drinker Biddle will explore topics including:
  • Proper due diligence
  • Managing incoming information
  • Integrating people and technology
IntApp's Brian Lynch will moderate this discussion featuring 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: dan@riskroundtable.com.

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