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Ethical Issues Unique to the Consumer Space/Class Actions

Recorded on: Mar. 30, 2017
Running Time: 01:00:09

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Taken from the Web Program 22nd Annual Consumer Financial Services Institute recorded March, 2017 in New York.

Ethical Issues Unique to the Consumer Space/Class Actions [01:00:09]

• Conflicts of interest in aggregate litigation
• Whistleblower bounties--Is it ethical for lawyers to seek them?
• Ethical limits  on contacting former employees
• The ABA's recently adopted anti-discrimination rule for lawyers
• Ethical issues in the use of social media by lawyers and/or clients

Speakers: Nancy J. Moore, Jennifer Smith Finnegan

The purchase price of this segment includes the following article from the Course Handbook available online:

  • Outline of Ethics Resources for Lawyers Relating to the Use of Social Media (January 2017)
    Jennifer Smith Finnegan
  • James L. Burt and Jeremy J. Cook, Ethical Considerations Concerning Contacts by Counsel or Investigators with Present and Former Employees of an Opposing Party, Vol. 38 St. Mary’s L.J. on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 963–1002 (2007)
    Nancy J. Moore
  • Benjamin J. Vernia, Right of Attorney to Conduct Ex Parte Interviews with Former Corporate Employees, 57 A.L.R. 5th 633 (1998) (Annotation)
    Nancy J. Moore
  • The Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct: Rules 4.1–4.3 (July 1, 2003)
    Nancy J. Moore
  • Model Rule 8.4(g): The American Bar Association’s Recently Adopted Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Rule (January 9, 2017)
    Anna J. Mitran, Anne P. Ray
  • Conflicts of Interest in Class-Action Litigation (January 9, 2017)
    Anna J. Mitran, Anne P. Ray

Presentation Material

  • Ethical Issues Unique to the Consumer Space/Class Actions
    Jennifer Smith Finnegan, Nancy J. Moore
Jennifer Smith Finnegan ~ General Counsel, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Nancy J Moore ~ Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
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