SESSION 1 — 27 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics
Ethics and Professionalism for the M&A Lawyer
A focus on the pitfalls and liability concerns of attorneys counseling in the M&A setting as well as from the general perspective of the corporate attorney in the advisory context. With the increased exposure that law firms and attorneys face in malpractice and related actions, key areas of concern for both in-house and outside counsel are addressed. Although liability under federal law in private actions now is greatly diminished in view of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Janus Capital, investor lawsuits based on state law against attorneys comprise a significant feature of the litigation landscape.
Originally presented at: Oct 2014 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute