Thursday, March 22, 2012

Los Angeles & San Francisco Risk Roundtables Scheduled (April) + Canadian Roundtable Update

We're pleased to continue this year's Risk Roundtable series with events in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The LA event is being hosted by O'Melveny & Myers LLP and is set for Wednesday, April 25th. SF will be hosted on Thursday, April 26th by Cooley LLP.

Joining us as a guest speaker at both events is John Steele, ethics lawyer and founder of the often-cited Legal Ethics Forum blog. He'll be discussing the increasing compliance and ethics requirements clients are placing on outside counsel. (See relevant article.)

As a reminder, the Risk Roundtable provides a forum for risk, IT and related professionals to connect in a collaborative environment.

These sessions will include:
  • A review of news stories, issues, trends and developments affecting law firm risk management
  • An update on the Risk Roundtable Compliance Consortium, including an overview specific industry risk response guidelines under development
  • Guest presentation from John Steele
  • An open forum for peer discussion, exchange and networking
Attendance is by invitation only and is limited to qualified law firms and personnel. Please contact for more details.

For those attending our upcoming Toronto Roundtable, we're pleased to welcome Malcolm Mercer, general counsel at McCarthy T├ętrault LLP, as a guest speaker. He'll be discussing upcoming changes to the Federation Model Code relating to conflicts management.

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