Ethics

NO CLE - The Intersection of Ethics & Discovery (What Attorneys Need to Know)

This panel will cover the critical relationship between professional responsibility and rules of discovery. The panel will discuss the pitfalls and common mistakes that attorneys make with digital discovery and electronic evidence.

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NO CLE - Ethics in Representing the Consumer Debtor

This panel will discuss the routine (and not-so-routine) issues that consumer bankruptcy practitioners face.

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NO CLE - Bankruptcy Ethics Update

Discussion of EPF bankruptcy process issues. What are the duties of directors and their professionals in complex multi-debtor cases? More generally, when is it necessary to obtain a conflict waiver? Current vs. recent vs. former clients; directly adverse vs. positionally adverse; relatedness to a prior matter; use of confidential information; review of disinterestedness standards under Bankruptcy Code § 101(14) and related disclosure requirements; ABI Report on Standards of Professional Courtesy and Conduct.

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NO CLE - Professional Responsibility and Ethics Issues Arising from Cross-Border Representations in Insolvency Cases

Conflicting ethics and professionalism under different jurisdictions; required disclosures; duties to the various courts; duties to your client; different fiduciary duties; the ethics of insolvency planning and COMI-shifting.

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NO CLE - Ethics: Chapter 11 Commission Recommendations on Professional Fees and Expenses

Any reform of current chapter 11 practice must account for the prevailing criticism that fees and costs are too high, and do it in a way that focuses on aligning incentives with case efficiency. This panel of Commissioners will discuss recommended reforms that provide for more effective oversight, as well as alternative fee structures consistent with professionals’ ethical obligations under the Code of Professional Responsibility.

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NO CLE - Committee Educ. Session: Bankruptcy Litigation/Ethics & Professional Compensation

Trustee Selection in Commercial Bankruptcy Cases: Who Wins the Battle to Control the Estate?

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NO CLE - Ethical Turnarounds

This panel will discuss how law firms can use turnaround techniques to maximize the value of their services for themselves and their clients.

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NO CLE - Plenary Session: Ethical Dilemmas in the Round, Including Asset Protection, Social Media and Electronic Discovery

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NO CLE - Plenary Session: Great Debates!

Speakers:
Roy S. Kobert, Moderator
GrayRobinson; Orlando
1. Unbundling the Sticks: Can Debtor Counsel Limit Scope of Representation?
PRO: James H. Cossitt
James H. Cossitt, PC; Kalispell, Mont.
CON: Guy G. Gebhardt
Office of the U.S. Trustee; Atlanta

2. Eat Dirt! Can Secured Lenders be Forced to Take Title?
CON: Lynn Welter Sherman
Adams and Reese LLP; Tampa
PRO: Harley E. Riedel
Stichter, Riedel, Blain & Prosser, PA; Tampa

3. Welcome to the Laundromat! Can 363 Orders Scrub all Future Claims?
PRO: John A. Anthony
Anthony and Partners; Tampa
CON: Elizabeth A. Green

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NO CLE - Professionalism/Civility Task Force

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