Arlington, Va. (June 7, 2012) – Whether talking to the media about cases, implementing aggressive and deceptive discovery tactics, or “ghostwriting” pleadings for supposedly pro se litigants, litigators are walking an increasingly fine ethical line, according to Thomas E. Spahn, one of the nation’s leading authorities on legal ethics, who will present at “Litigation Ethics with Tom Spahn,” a live interactive program taking place June 13 in Arlington, Va.
Hosted by Bloomberg BNA at its headquarters in Arlington, VA, the program will feature ethical topics of particular interest to litigators (and transactional lawyers whose clients might face litigation), including lawyers' speech, aggressive and deceptive discovery tactics, and dealing with fact witnesses. Spahn also will address litigants' claims, settlements, and courts, using hypothetical scenarios and case law examples to guide participants through the legal ethics landscape.
At this unique event, attendees will:
This program will be CLE-credit eligible, including Ethics credit. Please go to www.bna.com for more details.
Litigation Ethics with Tom Spahn will take place at the offices of Bloomberg BNA, located at 1801 South Bell Street, just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. To register, please visit bna.com or call 800.372.1033.
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About the Speaker
Thomas E. Spahn has practiced as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods since graduating magna cum laude from Yale University and earning his J.D. from Yale Law School. He has tried cases involving such disparate matters as damage to James Madison's birthplace, the experimental nature of autologous bone marrow transplants for treating breast cancer, and easement rights over America's most popular walking and biking path. Mr. Spahn regularly advises Fortune 500 companies on such issues as properly creating and preserving the attorney-client privilege; and work product protections when conducting corporate investigations, hiring outside consultants, and dealing with the government, and during other daily and extraordinary situations. He has assisted in creating and defending privilege logs in many product liability and commercial litigation matters. He also advises in-house counsel on ethics issues, including conflicts of interest, confidentiality, dealing with corporate wrongdoing, and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
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