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Ethics on Madison Avenue: The Ins-and-Outs of Ethics for Advertising Lawyers

1h 30m

Created on December 07, 2017




Advertising law is a unique and rapidly changing area of the law. Both in-house lawyers and outside counsel regularly face challenges as they try to not only help their clients put out a final product that is captivating, but also complies with the host of rules and regulations around the world.  

This program, taught by Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz attorneys Heather Taylor, from the Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations practice group, and Tyler Maulsby, from the Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility practice group, will focus on the ethical challenges that advertising lawyers face on a daily basis, whether they are representing an advertiser, an agency or someone in between. Through a series of hypotheticals, the course will work through issues such as conflicts of interest, communications with non-lawyers, and the attorney-client privilege and also discuss the practical realities of advising clients at all stages of the creative process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the common ethics issues that arise for advertising lawyers
  2. Appreciate how the relevant ethics rules work together to provide guidance for lawyers
  3. Apply the rules to everyday scenarios
  4. Discuss practical solutions for lawyers to abide by their ethical obligations in the face of client constraints

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