Common Ethical Issues In Virginia In the Trial of Employment Cases

(1391 Ratings)

Produced on: January 26, 2015

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Course Description

Time 124 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In recent years, labor and employment disputes have grown larger, more complex and far more likely to pose a significant threat to an employer’s core business interests. The Rules of Professional Conduct in the Workplace are not clear cut and an attorney's various ethical obligations can be difficult to navigate. Join Hunton and Williams partner Thomas Murphy as he discusses the ethical considerations for corporate counsel. Mr. Murphy explores the ethical obligations of lawyers representing both employers and employees or multiple plaintiffs. He analyzes both the ABA rules and the Virginia rules, pointing out key differences. In-house employment law attorneys confront specific ethical issues that are different from other practitioners. Join Mr. Murphy to find out what those differences are. 

 

Learning Objectives:

I.     Explore the ethical issues relating to simultaneous representation 

II.    Understand how to defend an employee’s deposition

III.   Appreciate the ethical rules and pitfalls Involved in employment cases

IV.   Discover how ethics rules and social media interrelate

Faculty

Thomas Murphy

Jackson Lewis

Tom has tried over 65 jury trials over the last 38 years as a federal prosecutor and in private practice. In addition to a nationwide litigation practice, he routinely advises clients on the labor and employment law aspects of doing business in other countries, a subject on which he frequently speaks and writes.

Prior to entering private practice, Tom was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1982 to 1986, where he served in the Chronic Offender Unit. He was the recipient of the US Department of Justice’s Special Achievement Award in 1986 for his successful prosecution of a number of cases of notoriety.

For four years, Tom served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy, from 1978 to 1982.

Relevant Experience

  • Head of the McLean Labor and Employment Law Team.
  • Represents clients in the manufacturing, financial services, health care and hospitality industries.
  • Frequent lecturer and consultant on ethical and privilege issues arising in labor and employment law matters.
  • Successfully defeated a recent motion for class certification in a wage and hour matter.

Awards & Recognition

  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2010
  • Washington, DC Management Lawyer of the Year − Employment Law, The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 and 2015
  • The Best Lawyers In America, Labor and Employment Law, 1992-2014
  • Top 100 Washington, DC Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013  
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Band 1, Labor and Employment Law, 2004-2014
  • DC and Virginia Super Lawyers, Law & Politics magazine, Labor and Employment Law, 2000-2013
  • The Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine, 2014
  • Achieved the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell
  • E. Randolph Williams Award for Exceptional Pro Bono Service, 2009-2010

Memberships

  • Employment Law CLE Planning Committee, Virginia CLE, 1986-present; Chair, 2007-2009
  • Member, Virginia Law Foundation, Committee on Legal Education, 2009-present
  • American Employment Law Council (Invitation Only Management-Side Employment Law Organization), 2010 - present
  • Board of Directors, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 1989-91, 1996-2005
  • General Counsel, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, 2008-present
  • Leadership Arlington, Class of 2000
  • Chair, Hearing Committee Ten, Board On Professional Responsibility, District of Columbia Bar, 1989-99
  • Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section, Prince George's County Bar Association, 1991-93

 

Reviews

JF
Jillian F.

Great lecturer

CL
Cathy L.

professor was quite good

PO
Paul O.

Well done

AM
Antoine M.

Detailed summation of VA employment ethics law

MW
Michael W.

Great speaker and educator. Very well organized presentation.

AW
Anne W.

Excellent course!!

BA
Brad A.

It was very informative.

JC
James Ming C.

Superb ethics speaker. Among the best in the subject.

SA
Suzanne A.

Thank you for offering this course. The instructor was very clear!

MS
michelle s.

This was an excellent presentation that touched upon some of the most common issues an employment attorney would see in practice. Very well done, and thank you.

TB
Trevor B.

Excellent presentation.

KP
Kathleen P.

Thank you.

KJ
Kevin J.

superb presentation

WF
William F.

Excellent presentation.

JB
Jessica B.

A long look at the lawyer's responsibility in employment law

MD
Marie D.

Excellent

JM
John M.

Good Presenter.

NF
Nathaniel F.

Excellent course.

BL
Barbara L.

Excellent

CA
Caroline A.

Very interesting

HJ
Hilary J.

Important points for both plaintiffs' and defendants' attorneys.

GR
Gene R.

Instructor was knowledgeable and did a great job.

MW
Michael W.

I would recommend Lawline for this course by this presenter.

CK
Colleen K.

Excellent presenter - would love more courses from him.

JT
Johanna T.

Nicely done. thank you!

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Elizabeth B.

Excellent presentation. Very engaging speaker= outstanding. Thank you.

AF
Aubrey F.

great program

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Adria B.

Well done!

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Donald S.

This very good.

KB
Kathy B.

I found Tom Murphy both knowledgeable and engaging. I actually enjoyed the course (unusual for most ethics courses)!!

DD
Davina D.

Very good.

MB
Matthew J. B.

Excellent presentation. I appreciated that the speaker did so much more than just read the content on the slides.

JM
John M.

Outstanding presentation.

SS
SALIM S.

Great presentation and good slides

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Jacob S.

This presentation was well done.

CM
Christopher M.

Best speaker so far. Murphy was relaxed confident poised and knowledgeable...an absolute perfect presentation.

JY
Joseph Y.

Excellent presentation, very useful practical discussion.

MP
Mary P.

Excellent.

LP
Lawrence P.

Excellent!

RB
RICHARD B.

excellent

SH
Stephen H.

Excellent presentation.

KS
Kevin S.

Very good program and speaker. One of better ones I have viewed through your offerings. Appreciated that he provided contact information and seemed genuinely open to being contacted with questions

BS
Benje S.

ONe of the better Ethics CLEs I have viewed on your website. Engaging speaker who made the topic interesting.

GM
Gary M.

Excellent speaker!

DD
David D.

excellent

MM
Mary Anne M.

great speaker good subject matter

CB
Charles B.

Good speaker and content.

MR
Maureen R.

Great overview of a complex topic

AS
anne S.

Excellent

BH
Beth H.

Appreciate VA specific courses.

DC
Deborah C.

very good

CR
Cynthia R.

Thank you for this excellent course.

RS
Randall S.

Excellent presentation

TT
Thomas T.

Good presentation.

MS
Madeline S.

Fantastic speaker!

MJ
Michael J.

good presenter

JH
Jennifer H.

Best one so far. Informative and substantive, not merely fluff.

MW
Marie W.

This is one of the best CLE classes that I have attended.

TS
Thomas S.

excellent

SB
Stephen B.

I hope Mr. Murphy speaks at more courses.

MS
Morgan S.

Really good content, great speaker.

JP
John Stephen P.

Nice presentation!

CB
Christopher B.

Very good at framing the issues. I think this man is most knowledgeable lawyer out there on this subject matter in the state of Virginia

MF
Mary F.

Extremely well done!

PR
Penny R.

Excellent.

DP
Damon P.

Excellent speaker.

EB
Elizabeth B.

Best presentation I have heard from Lawline

RS
Robert S.

Tom Murphy did an outstanding job!

RT
Raul T.

Great

WB
William B.

A very informative presentation.

GF
Gina F.

Engaging

RD
Robert D.

Great presentation. The speaker gave an outline of the subject matter, and then dove into the particulars with specific legal citations.

GR
Gerard R.

Mr. Murphy was an excellent presenter and his materials were likewise excellent

RW
Robert W.

Very good presentation and well worth the time.

BG
Brenda J. G.

Excellent presentation!

SB
Shana B.

great presentation and overview

JD
Jeffrey D.

Good stuff! Thanks!

TO
T. O.

Excellent program!

RW
Rhonda G. W.

Thank you for a well informed, well organized, and clear presentation.

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