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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.
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
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.
Awards & Recognition
Terrific. Balanced, deeply decent, thoughtful.
I really liked his presentation style and the use of specific case examples. I would take another course by him.
professor was quite good
Detailed summation of VA employment ethics law
Great speaker and educator. Very well organized presentation.
It was very informative.
Superb ethics speaker. Among the best in the subject.
Thank you for offering this course. The instructor was very clear!
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.
A long look at the lawyer's responsibility in employment law
Important points for both plaintiffs' and defendants' attorneys.
Instructor was knowledgeable and did a great job.
I would recommend Lawline for this course by this presenter.
Excellent presenter - would love more courses from him.
Nicely done. thank you!
Excellent presentation. Very engaging speaker= outstanding. Thank you.
This very good.
I found Tom Murphy both knowledgeable and engaging. I actually enjoyed the course (unusual for most ethics courses)!!
Excellent presentation. I appreciated that the speaker did so much more than just read the content on the slides.
Great presentation and good slides
This presentation was well done.
Best speaker so far. Murphy was relaxed confident poised and knowledgeable...an absolute perfect presentation.
Excellent presentation, very useful practical discussion.
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
ONe of the better Ethics CLEs I have viewed on your website. Engaging speaker who made the topic interesting.
great speaker good subject matter
Good speaker and content.
Great overview of a complex topic
Appreciate VA specific courses.
Thank you for this excellent course.
Best one so far. Informative and substantive, not merely fluff.
This is one of the best CLE classes that I have attended.
I hope Mr. Murphy speaks at more courses.
Really good content, great speaker.
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
Extremely well done!
Best presentation I have heard from Lawline
Tom Murphy did an outstanding job!
A very informative presentation.
Great presentation. The speaker gave an outline of the subject matter, and then dove into the particulars with specific legal citations.
Mr. Murphy was an excellent presenter and his materials were likewise excellent
Very good presentation and well worth the time.
great presentation and overview
Good stuff! Thanks!
Thank you for a well informed, well organized, and clear presentation.
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