Many issues arise from the reality that in-house counsel serve as both lawyer to, and employee/officer of, the organizational client. As a result, questions abound: Who is the client? What is the corporate and attorney–client relationship among subsidiaries, parent or sister, and spun-off companies? How can client confidences be protected in the business setting? Explore and vote on a series of hypothetical situations such as conflicts among affiliated companies, maintaining client confidences, confidences and whistleblower actions, technology and cybersecurity concerns, and preventing and addressing corporate misconduct.
Michael Robinson, Partner, Venable LLP
Susan Divers, Senior Advisor, LRN
Angelina LaPenotiere, Associate General Counsel, Fannie Mae
Jim Slattery, Attorney, In Transition