This webinar will cover the most pressing issues facing in-house counsel and consider how they have been impacted by working remotely, including:  

    • A primer on the ethical considerations for ALL lawyers, including in-house counsel

    • Ethical rules relevant to remote work and guidance for compliance from the ABA Model Rules and several states

    • The most relevant ethics rules applicable to remote work: Competence (1.1), Diligence (1.3), Communications: (1.4), Confidentiality: Preservation of client confidential information (1.6), and Supervision (5.1 and 5.3)

    • Best Practice Takeaways

CLE is available for WI, IL, NC, CO, TX, UT and VA.  Certificates of attendance to self-report for other states will be available upon request.

 About the speakers:

Jorge Leon (Moderator):

  • Jorge Leon is a partner, Group Co-Leader of the Employee Benefits and Co-Chair of the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee at Michael Best & Friedrich.  Jorge provides strategic counsel on designing, establishing, and maintaining benefit and compensation plans. Clients laud his responsiveness and meticulous approach.  As a leading ERISA practitioner and thought-leader, Jorge enjoys the confidence of c-suite leaders and his opinions and views are frequently sought by nationally recognized publishers, journalists and professional organizations. Jorge has also advised regulators and legislators on various policy proposals, directly influencing the laws governing benefits such as fee disclosures, Form 5500 reporting, leased employees, cybersecurity and pandemic relief.  Jorge is a 2018 LCLD Fellow.

  Michael Yeh (Presenter):

  • Michael brings substantial in-house business experience with domestic and international corporate matters to his practice at Michael Best. Clients rely on his insights and guidance regarding new and changing areas of law, and analyzing and resolving a variety of general business issues.

  • Prior to joining the firm, Michael served as a senior product manager for an insurance technology company. In that role he led product strategy for the company’s sales and marketing product line; counseled the C-Suite on company vision, roadmap, and product innovation; provided guidance on merger and acquisition targets; and worked with general counsel on intellectual property and contract issues.

  • Michael was also a former a legal content attorney and market analyst for an insurance technology company. In that position, he served as a subject matter expert on a variety of U.S., United Kingdom, and Canadian corporate compliance issues (including risk management, business formation, data protection and employment law); analyzed and drafted contracts, model workplace policies, regulatory updates, and organizational health and safety programs; and resolved copyright and trademark issues.

S. Edward Sarskas (Presenter):

  • Ed serves as a trusted advisor and counselor to business clients in various stages of the risk management and dispute resolution processes. Taking a creative and practical approach, he helps clients evaluate and manage risk, execute strategic initiatives, and resolve disputes. His strategic perspective extends beyond the dispute to his client’s overall goals and mission. He recognizes that his success is measured by his client’s ultimate success in the marketplace.

  • Ed’s practice includes complex litigation matters involving trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets, hardware and software related technology, advertising, unfair competition and related contract disputes. He advises clients on issues related to advertising, cyber security and data breaches and has litigated cases in state and federal courts in numerous states and jurisdictions throughout the country.

  • Ed serves in firm leadership roles as Chair of the Firm’s Ethics and Risk Management Committee, Conflicts Committee and Pro Bono Committee. 

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