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The Ethics of Representing Two Parties in a Transaction (teleseminar)
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This program will provide you with a real world guide to representing two or more clients in a business or commercial transaction.

When: 06/29/2018
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781

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An 800 number connects you to nationally recognized practice leaders who will speak on important issues and emerging trends in the law. You can also pose your own questions to the speakers. Written materials and other details are emailed in advance to pre-registrants.


Representing two or more clients in a business or commercial transaction is an undertaking fraught with ethical traps.  It’s essential that clients understand the nature of the potential conflicts of interest, how confidential information in most cases must be shared among the clients, how negotiating strategies may be altered because of the joint representation, and the real risk to the transaction if the clients eventually develop unresolvable disputes among themselves.  Counseling clients about information flows and obtaining a written waiver of conflicts from all clients are essential steps to ensuring ethical joint representation in a transaction.  This program will provide you with a real world guide to representing two or more clients in a business or commercial transaction.


·       Practical and ethical feasibility of representing multiple parties in a transaction

·       Understanding information flows and potential conflicts of interest

·       Counseling clients about sharing of confidential information – and its implications

·       Negotiation ethics when representing multiple clients

·       Drafting conflict of interest waivers

·       Attorney-client privilege issues involved in joint representations

·       What to do when jointly represented clients disagree




William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for more than 25 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct. He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.


Matthew Corbin is Senior Vice President and Executive Director in the Professional Services Group of AON Risk Services, where he consults with the company’s law firm clients on professional responsibility and liability issues.  Before joining AON, he was a partner with Lathrop & Gage, LLP, where he was a trial and appellate lawyer handling professional liability, commercial, business tort, employment, construction, insurance, and regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk to Judge Mary Briscoe of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.  Mr. Corbin earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law.


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