Continuing Legal Education

New Considerations in Corporate Legal Ethics

April 25, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
4.00 MCLE hours, including 4.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
201 Broadway Street
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Enhance your understanding of the issues surrounding corporate ethics!

Understanding the issues surrounding corporate ethics is vital in today’s climate. This half-day seminar offers you the updates you need regarding recent developments in corporate law ethics. The program is designed for a diverse audience with intermediate levels of practice experience, including in-house lawyers, corporate attorneys, and private practitioners. Attorneys attending this seminar will better understand:

  • The ethical considerations for practitioners representing corporate clients;
  • Understanding the scope of permissible advice and licensure/practice restrictions in a multijurisdictional practice;
  • The recent developments and future trends in professional responsibility;
  • Incorporating the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct into the in-house counsel’s practice; and
  • The ethical considerations for employers regarding the Affordable Care Act requirements and penalties.
Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.


Program Coordinators/Moderators:
R. Stephen Scott, Scott & Scott, P.C., Springfield




8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Federal Prosecutor Considerations: Charging Corporations and Corporate Officers*
This segment discusses charging corporations and corporate officers with criminal offenses, including the ethical considerations for practitioners representing corporate clients and in-house corporate practitioners impressed with knowledge of potential criminal liability.
Eric Long, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of Illinois, Springfield

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  Ethical Issues with a Multijurisdictional Practice*
Gain a better understanding of how the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct affect the multijurisdictional practice of corporate lawyers, including the scope of permissible advice and licensure/practice restrictions. A look at the recent developments affecting corporate lawyers and the future trends in professional responsibility is also included.
Michael P. Downey, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP, St. Louis

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.  In-House Attorneys and Professional Conduct*
This presentation provides an overview of how corporate law departments address issues of civility, professionalism and diversity, and how they incorporate the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct in the in-house context.
Mary F. Andreoni, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, Chicago

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Affordable Care Act Coverage Availability and Employers' Ethical Decisions*
This segment discusses the corporate ethical considerations in applying the new Affordable Care Act requirements in various corporate employment environments, as well as how to avoid penalties.
Ethan Baumfeld, Vice President and Regulatory Counsel, Health Care Service Corporation


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval