"Of the 15 employees GM has fired because of the ignition hazard, half were in-house lawyers or investigators working for the law department. Not satisfied, U.S. senators said last week they want more law department scalps, including the general counsel's. And it probably won't be long before a politically ambitious prosecutor suggests criminal charges against some of the former in-house lawyers.” The FCPA Blog, After GM: Can in-house lawyers survive
?, July 21, 2014.
Join us for a short day of litigation management CLE, including 70-minutes of discussion on the problems faced by in-house counsel who are required to keep workplace and product defect investigations, as well as settlements confidential but report that information to management and regulatory agencies.
: 13th annual Litigation Management in a New York Minute, 2014 Edition (details on-line
) at the City Bar Building, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY.
When: Friday, August 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (breakfast and working lunch included).
Price: 100% free of charge to attorneys. (NYS CLE Board application pending.)
Lawyer’s responsibilities under professional codes of conduct are beginning to conflict head-on with the modern concept of corporate ethics and compliance.
When can/must an in-house lawyer report information concerning conduct, product defects, or other issues that affect the company?
The General Motors ignition switch investigation shows that in-house counsel must navigate a complex road, sometimes with dire consequences.