Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Exceptions to the Duty (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 9/30/2018


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the October 2015 webcast, Tom Spahn on Confidentiality: Exceptions to the Duty.

This two-hour interactive program will continue the exploration one of our profession's core duties—maintaining client confidences. Specifically, the program will explore the exceptions to lawyers' confidentiality duty. Using hypotheticals, the program will address, among other things, lawyers disclosing client confidential information: in the context of joint representations and common interest agreements; when complying with laws or court orders; in clearing conflicts of interest on a daily basis and when hiring laterals; when defending themselves from clients' and non-clients' claims or criticism; and in seeking to collect their fees or withdraw as counsel of record.

Tom Spahn’s reputation as the expert on ethics is well deserved. What isn’t as evident from his résumé is how good he is as a lecturer: enlightening and engaging, yet always focused on relevant, real-world problems and their solutions.

If you’re a “regular” at Tom’s seminars, you’ll not want to miss this offering. If you haven’t attended his seminars before, join us to see what you have been missing.

This is the second part of what will be a multi-part seminar on all aspects of confidentiality. Part I, Confidentiality: The Scope and Strength of the Duty, was presented in 2014 and is still available in our online archive. Look for the next installment in 2016.


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Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods / McLean
Thomas E. Spahn practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  He was selected as the 2013 metro-Washington DC "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.).  He has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a Member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has written extensively on attorney-client privilege, ethics, and other topics, and has spoken at over 1,400 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.  He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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