Tom Spahn on Litigation Ethics (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: 3/31/2017


A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of the March 2014 webcast, Tom Spahn on Litigation Ethics.

Topics covered include:

  • Lawyers' ability to talk in public about the case
  • Lawyers' ability to talk in public about the judge
  • Aggressive and deceptive discovery tactics, such as:
    • Surveillance videotapes
    • Use of body wires
    • Recording telephone calls
    • Use of admittedly deceptive tactics during public interest investigations
  • Dealing with fact witnesses:
    • The permissibility of paying fact witnesses for their time
    • Preparing fact witnesses for testimony
    • Talking with fact witnesses during deposition breaks

This interactive program will use hypotheticals to address topics of interest to litigators (and transactional lawyers whose clients might face litigation).

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

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Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods / McLean

Thomas E. Spahn has practiced law as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods since graduating magna cum laude from Yale University and receiving his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1977. He regularly advises a number of Fortune 500 companies on issues involving ethics, conflicts of interest, the attorney-client privilege, and corporate investigations. Mr. Spahn has received the Virginia Law Foundation’s highest award for Continuing Legal Education efforts; a special commendation from the Virginia State Bar “in recognition of his outstanding service to the Bar”; and the Virginia Bar Association’s William B. Spong, Jr. Professionalism Award and Walker Award of Merit. He is a Member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and Virginia Law Foundation. He was also 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.).  Since 1988, Mr. Spahn has spoken at more than 1,000 CLE programs throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. He has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility; on the Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics; as the Reporter for the Committee that drafted Virginia’s Ethics Rules; as Chairman of The Virginia Bar Association’s Professionalism Task Force and Commission on Professionalism; on the Committee that revised Virginia’s lawyer discipline rules; on the faculty for the Professionalism Course that all new Virginia lawyers attend; and on the Virginia Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. After personally reading, summarizing, and categorizing over 1,600 Virginia Bar Legal Ethics Opinions, Mr. Spahn made his work available to the public online through his bio page on the McGuireWoods website.

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