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Ethics: To Disclose or Not To Disclose?  That is the Question

What every lawyer needs to know when involved in an investigation or practicing before the Courts, the NLRB, the State Division of Human Rights, or an Arbitrator

This program will discuss the definition of confidential information, the basic confidentiality obligation that applies to New York lawyers (and other lawyers appearing in New York), and the exceptions to that confidentiality obligation (both permissive and mandatory), with a focus on tribunal proceedings (including what constitutes a “tribunal” for these purposes). Using hypotheticals, our panel will explore a lawyer’s duty of candor within the context of a proceeding before a “tribunal” as set forth in the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. The discussion will also explore issues of candor in investigations including dealing with opposing counsel and social media.

Our panel of experts includes:

Thomas N. Ciantra, Esq., Partner, Cohen, Weiss and Simon
John Gaal, Esq., Partner, Bond, Shoeneck and King
Cara E. Greene, Esq., Partner, Outten & Golden
Lori W. Ketcham, Esq., Special Ethics Counsel, Special Litigation Branch, NLRB

Thursday, March 12, 2015
8:30am – Registration and Breakfast
9:00am – 11:00am – Program

Cornell University ILR NYC Conference Center
16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10016

CLE Credit:
2.0 CLEs – Ethics (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

$150 (includes materials and continental breakfast)