Ethics

Mountainside Chat: The Ethics of Getting Hired

This year’s mountainside chat will address recent developments in the requirements for employment of disinterestedness, disclosure and disqualification. It will focus on two recent decisions relating to the extent to which a lack of disinterestedness or the presence of an ethical conflict of one firm member is, or is not, imputed on others within the same firm, and whether there is a difference between the two.

$25.00
$25.00

Disclosure, Conflicts and Other Ethical Problems in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases: Avoiding Litigation, Disgorgement and Malpractice

"This panel will address emerging professional responsibility issues in commercial cases, including a recent Seventh Circuit decision involving the duty to advise of alternative transactional structures and other competency issues that affect fee awards and liability, standards for fee awards, disclosure and disinterestedness problems, and conflict problems in retention and the curative limits of use of conflicts and special counsel.
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$25.00
$25.00

Civility Now: More Than Just the Ethical Practice of Law

Ethics Panel: Current Issues in the Retention and Compensation of Bankruptcy Professionals

How will the Supreme Court’s decision in Baker Botts v. ASARCO affect professional fees? Will there be an increase in fee litigation in future chapter 11 cases? This panel will also explore the Tribune standard for payment of unsecured creditors’ post-petition professionals’ fees, fees awarded as part of global settlements (Lehman), and the recent use of fee examiners.

$25.00
$25.00

Committee Educational Session: Ethics/Professional Compensation/Unsecured Trade Creditors

Beware of the Traps: Ethical and Fiduciary Issues for Committee Members and Professionals

$25.00
$25.00

Ethics & Professional Compensation/Mediation

Ethical Issues in Professional Fee Disputes: Mediation vs. Litigation

$25.00
$25.00

Understanding the Ethical Limits: Retention Issues

This is the first in our new series on understanding basic ethics concepts. This panel will address the classic conflict problems that exist for business and consumer attorneys when they are retained. More advanced discussion points will focus on representing multiple entities or individuals in cases.

$25.00
$25.00
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