Overview (Program Summary)
This two-hour ethics CLE will “unmask” the ethics issues underlying or relating to client identity issues. The great bulk of lawyer obligations under the professional rules spring from the attorney-client relationship. This CLE will focus on scenarios in which:
(i) A lawyer must know more about a client to avoid assisting in a crime or a fraud (considering ABA Opinion 491’s discussion of a lawyer’s obligation to inquire generally and as compared to some “know your client” and banned client requirements of anti-terrorist and anti-money laundering laws);
(ii) A client might like to remain anonymous or at least “under the radar” of publicity (considering the requirements of ABA Rules 1.1, 1.4, 1.2, 3.9, 4.1, 4.3, and 6.4 generally and as compared to Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) and the Lobbying Disclosure Act); and
(iii) Client identity is not a simple question (corporate affiliates; people vs. entities; managers or fiduciaries; payors; unintended clients; evolving and changing clients).
Presented by Platinum Sponsor Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Partner Kelly L. Faglioni and John M. Oakey, III (“Jay”), Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Essex Bank and its holding company, Community Bankers Trust Corporation in Richmond, Virginia.
This live program has applied for 2.0 hours of VIRGINIA BAR MCLE ETHICS CREDIT.
*Fees: $40 for members; $25 for members in-transition; $75 for non-member in-house counsel.
**Please Note: There is no charge for Lawyers or Clients of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP if you register as a Speaker Guest.