Mattye Gouldsby Jones will serve as a panelist on the “Anatomy of a Legal Opinion and the Ethical Implications Involved,” panel at the ABA Forum.
The panelists will present a breakdown of the typical topics addressed in a legal opinions and, for each section, as deals become increasingly more complex, the considerations and best practices for complying with ABA Model Rules 1.1, 1.7, 3.1, and 4.1; AICPA SSTS No. 1(5)(a) and No. 7; Circular 230 Section 10.34 and 10.37 and ABA Formal Opinion Number 314.
Elizabeth Haecker Ryan will moderate the panel “Ensuring That #METOO is Not You Too: Defending a #MeToo Claim, Including Practical Tips for Clients.”
The legal industry is not immune to the #MeToo movement as the country witnessed in last year’s Supreme Court hearings. This panel will discuss ways to prepare a defense of a #MeToo claim against a lawyer including how to approach a claimant as well as how to present a defense to a jury. The panel will also discuss practical ways law firms and lawyers can establish standards and policies to prevent #MeToo claims in the future but do not limit women and men from working together.
Moderator: Elizabeth Haecker Ryan, Coats Rose, New Orleans, LA
Speakers: Cynthia A. Carter, Berkley Select, Chicago, IL; Lisa Lupion, Orrick, New York, NY; Peter J. Woo, Goldberg Segalla, Los Angeles, CA
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