Ethics for In-House Counsel

(3723 Ratings)

Produced on: July 14, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 65 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In-house counsel face some of the most daunting ethical challenges for lawyers, and in many instances, there are no clear answers to guide how best to deal with these challenges. Understanding where the minefields are located is therefore essential for all in-house counsel.

Join C. Evan Stewart for a discussion of these challenges.

Mr. Stewart, a senior partner at the New York City based firm of Cohen & Gresser, is also a visiting professor at Cornell University and an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. He has been a regularly contributing columnist for the New York Law Journal since 1990 and has published nearly 300 articles on diverse legal subjects; he is also frequently featured in the national media and regularly speaks across the country on securities, professional responsibility, and complex litigation issues.  In 2016, Mr. Stewart was awarded the Stanford D. Levy Award from the New York State Bar Association’s Ethics Committee for his contribution to the field of legal ethics.


Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand client confidentiality obligations
  2. Learn about whistleblower rights (if any)
  3. Gain exposure to liability issues facing lawyers
  4. Comprehend conflicts of interest
  5. Learn about the multiple representation traps that exist
  6. Appreciate the dangers of documents
  7. Discover how not to do an internal investigation
  8. Identify the numerous multi-jurisdictional traps that exist

Faculty

C. Evan Stewart

Cohen & Gresser LLP

Mr. Stewart’s practice principally focuses on the financial services industry, handling litigation matters for domestic and international clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts, in arbitration forums, as well as before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation and the U.S. Supreme Court.  He advises clients on a range of complex commercial matters, including antitrust, bankruptcy, class action defense, ethics, intellectual property, internal investigations, securities litigation, and tax controversies.

Mr. Stewart was featured by the New York Law Journal in the “Top Trials of 2005” for his successful representation of Theodore Sihpol, the first person in U.S. history to be criminally charged for “late trading” mutual funds.  More recently, Mr. Stewart successfully represented Gary Prince against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  In May of 2013, after a three week bench trial in federal court, the judge dismissed all six charges of securities fraud against Mr. Prince.

With substantial experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Stewart served twelve years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for The Nikko Securities Co. International Inc., as well as a director of Nikko Financial Services Inc.  Additionally, Mr. Stewart served as First Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Head of Litigation at E.F. Hutton & Company Inc.  Since 2003, Mr. Stewart has been tasked by Goldman, Sachs & Co. to be responsible for, among other things, overseeing and litigating all of the disputes arising out of the company’s Private Wealth Management Division.

Recognized as a Super Lawyer for Securities Litigation since 2009, Mr. Stewart has also been hailed as a "Local Litigation Star" by Benchmark Litigation since 2010.  In 2016, Mr. Stewart received theStanford D Levy Award from the New York State Bar Association's Ethics Committee for having "significantly contributed to an understanding of professional ethics by the publication of an article, commentary or a series of articles or commentaries on the subject". In 2008, he received the Modaq Content Award for writing the most popular article in the United States.  Since 1980, Mr. Stewart has been AV(R) Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Stewart is a visiting professor at Cornell University and an adjunct law professor at Fordham Law School.  He has been a regularly contributing columnist for the New York Law Journal since 1990 and has published over 200 articles on diverse legal subjects; he is also frequently featured in the national media and regularly speaks across the country on securities, professional responsibility, and complex litigation issues.

Reviews

KG
Kenneth T G.

Excellent discussion of nine areas a corporate attorney should be aware of.

DH
David H.

Very good speaker.

MS
Max S.

Excellent presentation-- very informative.

JF
Jon f.

Far better presentation than most

WD
William D.

Handy course about important issues for corporate counsel.

VK
Victoria K.

Speaker is very familiar with the subject matter. Eye-opener! Woof

AW
Anne W.

Very interesting presentation with information that I can use in my practice.

JK
Jacqueline K.

Thanks.

GZ
Gang Z.

A good course for practitioners before SCC.

JA
Jane A.

I thought that the instructor for this program was terrific. Very knowledgeable.

ST
Sheldon T.

Mr Stewart has an engaging manner which added to the substantive value of the presentation. He also was not hesitant to criticize judicial decisions when warranted, a practice which encourages critical thinking.

KA
Kevin A.

This was a good course. I learned several things I was not aware of. Thank you.

TC
Timothy C.

Convenient and topical

LM
Louis M.

Informative

JH
James H.

Excellent overview of issues for in house practice

AQ
Ashlin Q.

The NY focus was helpful

JH
John H.

Eye opening

LG
Lauren G.

Very helpful

DW
David W.

Excellent program; knowledgable instructor.

GW
Gillian W.

Very good, knowledgeable lecturer.

CR
Chris R.

Fantastic curriculum

AS
Abigail S.

Fascinating information from a very well informed professor

DK
Diana K.

Very helpful. Especially about differences with Europe.

HS
HYUNJI S.

Helpful!

JH
Justinian H.

Enjoyed this one, thank you.

BM
Bernadette M.

This was really great.

MG
Monica G.

Good instructor.

AM
Agnes M.

Mr. Stewart's presentation was excellent and I came away much better informed about the pitfalls of this practice.

JS
Joshua S.

solid rundown of concerns for in house counsel

GL
Gregory L.

Very good presentation

JK
Jasleen K.

very informative seminar

AM
Andrew M.

Very well covered excellent lecturer

CR
Caroline Prochotska R.

surprising information. especially about European laws.

CP
Carmen P.

Wonderful presentation

JM
James M.

Clarified many questions.

TB
Tracy B.

This was the most worthwhile CLE program I have taken in years. Thank you.

KS
Kerry S.

Great, but scary content.

SC
Silvia C.

Very informative.

RC
Richard C.

This was an eye opener, and should be seen by all attorneys.

RM
Robert M.

Great presenter. Interesting topic.

DB
Derek B.

Great presentation and coverage of the subject matter.

CM
CATHERINE M.

good supplementary resources

RL
Rosa L.

Coverage of the topic was comprehensive and clearly communicated.

MY
Maria Y.

Informative discussion of ethical challenges facing in house counsel

GS
greg s.

Great

PS
Pam S.

Good and very knowledgeable presenter

DN
Doris N.

Really good program. Should be required for all inhouse counsel.

CH
C T H.

Excellent This should be offered as a 2 hour course and go more in-depth

JF
James F.

Good advice for in-house lawyers

HB
Harry B.

The speaker did a good job of making a dry subject interesting.

HL
Hubert L.

excellent speaker

MD
Matthew D.

interesting

KS
Kimberly S.

As an in house attorney, I appreciated the multiple facets of this lecture.

LR
Linda R.

Great course and explained very well. I learned a lot,

TP
Timothy P.

Very good and professional

JW
John W.

REALLY GOOD INSTRUCTOR!

EZ
Emily Z.

The perspective on international arbitration was helpful.

JM
JC M.

Very good

MW
mark w.

Excellent in all respects

RM
Retha M.

The key areas of ethical concern for in-house lawyers were highlighted well. Good review.

LO
Lisabeth O.

I really enjoyed this. Thank you, Mr. Stewart.

JO
James O.

Great job, very scary stuff, glad I don't do corp law.

LC
Lourdes C.

Excellent coverage within limited time frame. Very thorough

LL
Laurie L.

This was very educational.

BC
Barbara C.

Loaded with practical and important information

JW
Jeffrey W.

Very thorough and professional.

VC
Vincent C.

Excellent, very well organized!

AN
Anthony N.

Particularly good discussion of multiple representations and return of docs from mistaken disclosure

SG
Scott G.

Thanks

PJ
Patrick J.

Helpful commentary of court decisions

EH
Edward H.

Faculty is extremely knowledgeable, practically oriented, and presents clearly

RL
Raymond L.

Excellent Program

CM
Cullen M.

Low key but very informative and engaging.

PK
paul k.

Good presentation

JM
James M.

Very engaging speaker!

JR
Jean Margo R.

well done overview

JF
John F.

Excellent presentation.

JP
James P.

Very good presentation

KK
keith k.

Great presentation

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