Walking the Tightrope of Professional Responsibility for Corporate Counsel

May 13, 2010
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
The Legal Center, One Riverfront Plaza, Newark, New Jersey
Peter G. Verniero, Richard H. Epstein, James M. Hirschhorn
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.

The Women's Group of Sills Cummis & Gross hosted a CLE breakfast seminar entitled "Walking the Tightrope of Professional Responsibility for Corporate Counsel."

Topics included:

  • The Organization as a Client:  Ethical issues for in-house counsel in representing a corporate entity, including situations where officers or directors have conflicting view of resolving problems
  • When to Retain Separate Counsel for a Corporate Employee: Deciding on the need for separate counsel when litigation is threatened or occurs involving both the corporation and the employee
  • Ethical Issues for In-House Legal Advisors under Sarbanes-Oxley Sarbanes-Oxley: Reporting requirements and the intersection between these requirements and state attorney ethics rules