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Legal Ethics in Employee Benefits: The Fiduciary Exception and Other Practice Dilemmas


August 19, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
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Registration Fee: $199.00


CLE Credit: Pending
HRCI Credit: Pending
SHRM Credit: Pending

All attorneys face ethical conundrums, but each practice area comes with its own unique circumstances particular to their type of work and clients. Rather than listening to someone explain how to handle a situation that is not relevant to you, take this opportunity to hear about the issues that you – an employee benefits practitioner -- actually deal with in your daily practice!

In this webcast hosted by the American Law Institute, Howard Shapiro and Stacey Cerrone will examine ethical situations in representing employee benefit plans and plan sponsors, fiduciaries, trustees, and plan service providers. Howard and Stacey  -- two highly experienced ERISA litigators with the law firm of Jackson Lewis P.C.-- will discuss issues implicated by the representation of multiple parties in employee benefit plan transactional work as well as litigation, providing guidance as to the most relevant Model Rules relating to joint representations. Particular emphasis will be placed on the fiduciary exception to the attorney-client privilege.

Who Should Attend: All employee benefits attorneys will benefit from watching this webcast on ethical dilemmas in law practice so please join us for an engaging discussion that will give you guidelines for the future AND resonate with your practice.

This one hour program will focus on real world ethical scenarios faced by employee benefits lawyers and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct that apply to those scenarios, including: 

  • Conflicts of interest among current clients (Rule 1.7)
  • Confidentiality of information (Rule 1.6)
  • Imputation of conflicts of interest (Rule 1.10)
  • Retention of an organization (Rule 1.13)
  • The definitions of “informed consent” and “confirmed in writing” (Rule 1.0)

This program will be recorded on August 4, 2021. Faculty questions will be answered by email within two business days. In addition, all registrants will receive a set of downloadable course materials to accompany the program. 

Register two or more and SAVE! Register as a group for this program and save up to 35% (click here for more details). Click "Register as a Group" to register at these savings. (Offer valid on new registrations in the same delivery format only; discounts may not be combined.)