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Joint Defense, Common Interest, and Settlement Privileges - Navigating Confidentiality Obligations to Third-Parties

Date: Wednesday, June 22nd 2011
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m
Location: World Trade Center Mezzanine Room, Building 2 26 SW Salmon, Portland

Credit Type(s): General Credit

The joint defense, common interest, and settlement negotiation privileges require extending our duty to maintain the confidentiality of communications to third parties, who sometimes can or will have adverse interests to our clients. In doing so, these privileges raise intriguing and complicated legal and ethical issues. Who can waive the privileges and under what circumstances? When should the scope and nature of these privileges be put into written agreements and when, if ever, should they not? Will the government penalize companies who enter into joint defense agreements with individuals alleged to have engaged in wrongdoing? To what extent does our commitment to maintain confidential communications with a third party raise ethical obligations and potential conflicts.

These and other issues will be addressed by our distinguished speakers David Angeli, Principal, Angeli Law Group and Thomas Johnson, a partner at Perkins Coie. David represents individuals and corporations in complex criminal and regulatory matters and assists clients in connection with corporate internal investigations and compliance issues. Tom represents individuals and corporations in complex commercial litigation.

For more information: Call Chris Kayser, Larkins Vacura at 503.224.4424. For registration questions, call the MBA at 503.222.3275.

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