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The Ethical Benefits Lawyer: Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls

SPONSORS: The Sections of Business Law, Health Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Taxation, and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice; And the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel

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The Ethical Benefits Lawyer:  Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A 90-minute TeleConference/Live Audio Webcast

1:00-2:30 pm ET / 12:00-1:30 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:30 pm MT / 10:00 am-11:30 am PT

Whether you provide advice to business, unions, or benefit plans, or represent employers or plans or fiduciaries in litigation, you need to know the unusual rules that apply to conflicts and privilege questions in the wacky world of employee benefits.  Some of the topics that will be discussed at the program will be:

  • Who is the client when you are dealing with benefit plan issues?
  • When should separate representation for plans or in-house fiduciaries be considered?
  • How do the multiple-client and joint-representation rules apply in the benefits world?
  • When will your advice about benefit plans be subject to the attorney-client privilege?
  • Applying the attorney-client and work-product privilege in benefits litigation
  • What impact has Sarbanes-Oxley had on the practice of employee benefits practitioners?


Moderator:     Susan Hoffman, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA

Panelists:        Ronald Dean, Ronald Dean A Law Corporation, Pacific Palisades, CA

                       Nell Hennessy, Fiduciary Counselors Inc., Washington, DC

                       Steve Spencer, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA


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Please note that there is 1.5 or 1.8 ETHICS MCLE credits available for this teleconference