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.
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.
Very knowledgeable presenter
He taught me a lot! Thank you very much!
STELLAR. This is the best ethics CLE I have ever taken. It comes as no surprise that the faculty teaches ethics in law school(s). Really informative, really scary and a great reminder of the nuances involved in being a corporate counsel! Every lawyer should take this seminar.
This is most suited for attorneys who have a good understanding of the subject matter.
Just outstanding. Fascinating, clear thinking, realistic advice. One of the best MCLE courses I have seen.
Wow, so helpful. You write a textbook, I'll buy it, thanks.
Intersting. Learned some things I had not realized before!
Fantastically knowledgeable presenter.
Interesting. Raised a number of important issues.
great program. really well done.
Very interesting comparison of ethical rules in various jurisdictions.
Quite good and well presented.
Great course for in-house attorneys covering a broad set of topics.
very good examples and useful information.
One of the best I've heard. Thanks.
some good reminders of what to be careful about
Great presentation. Not your typical ethics for in-house counsel presentation. The presenter engaged the audience on a number of interesting issues that are seldom (if ever) touched upon in these types of seminars.
thank you for the great course
Fantastic presentation - one of the absolute best in the program.
Very interesting and thought-provoking course. Thank you.
Excellent examples of situations in which lawyers can get in trouble, in some cases even when following ethics guidelines issued by the Bar.
Very good program.
Best presentation of its kind I have seen in 25 years.
Very well done and informative
Faculty very knowledgeable.
Excellent presentation and content.
Signals a lot of useful case law
not enough CA specific law
very knowledgeable, liked the many examples
Excellent discussion of nine areas a corporate attorney should be aware of.
Very good speaker.
Excellent presentation-- very informative.
Far better presentation than most
Handy course about important issues for corporate counsel.
Speaker is very familiar with the subject matter. Eye-opener! Woof
Very interesting presentation with information that I can use in my practice.
A good course for practitioners before SCC.
I thought that the instructor for this program was terrific. Very knowledgeable.
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.
This was a good course. I learned several things I was not aware of. Thank you.
Convenient and topical
Excellent overview of issues for in house practice
The NY focus was helpful
Excellent program; knowledgable instructor.
Very good, knowledgeable lecturer.
Fascinating information from a very well informed professor
Very helpful. Especially about differences with Europe.
Enjoyed this one, thank you.
This was really great.
Mr. Stewart's presentation was excellent and I came away much better informed about the pitfalls of this practice.
solid rundown of concerns for in house counsel
Very good presentation
very informative seminar
Very well covered excellent lecturer
surprising information. especially about European laws.
Clarified many questions.
This was the most worthwhile CLE program I have taken in years. Thank you.
Great, but scary content.
This was an eye opener, and should be seen by all attorneys.
Great presenter. Interesting topic.
Great presentation and coverage of the subject matter.
good supplementary resources
Coverage of the topic was comprehensive and clearly communicated.
Informative discussion of ethical challenges facing in house counsel
Good and very knowledgeable presenter
Really good program. Should be required for all inhouse counsel.
Excellent This should be offered as a 2 hour course and go more in-depth
Good advice for in-house lawyers
The speaker did a good job of making a dry subject interesting.
As an in house attorney, I appreciated the multiple facets of this lecture.
Great course and explained very well. I learned a lot,
Very good and professional
REALLY GOOD INSTRUCTOR!
The perspective on international arbitration was helpful.
Excellent in all respects
The key areas of ethical concern for in-house lawyers were highlighted well. Good review.
I really enjoyed this. Thank you, Mr. Stewart.
Great job, very scary stuff, glad I don't do corp law.
Excellent coverage within limited time frame. Very thorough
This was very educational.
Loaded with practical and important information
Very thorough and professional.
Excellent, very well organized!
Particularly good discussion of multiple representations and return of docs from mistaken disclosure
Helpful commentary of court decisions
Faculty is extremely knowledgeable, practically oriented, and presents clearly
Low key but very informative and engaging.
Very engaging speaker!
well done overview
Very good presentation