Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Floor Conference Center
1101 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Lunch and registration:
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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W. Bourne Ruthrauff, Esq.
Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC
Honorable Denis Cohen
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Division - Criminal
First Judicial District
Diana K. Ashton, Esq.
Assistant General Counsel
Kansas City, KS
Donald W. Myers, Esq.
Littler Mendelson P.C.
Anthony Vale, Esq.
Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Deborah A. Winokur, Esq.
Ethics & Conflicts Counsel
VIDEO ENCORE: Litigation Lessons from the VW Emissions Scandal: Privilege, Litigation Holds, and Lawyer Liability
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What ethics and practical lessons can be learned from this case?
The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal went as far as the in-house legal department. The pitfalls encountered by counsel there confront all litigators. Using the VW case as a starting point, experienced panelists in professional responsibility, e-discovery and corporate litigation will provide insight into best practices regarding ethical and practical issues confronting litigators today.
The following topics will be addressed:
- Rules of Professional Conduct 3.3, 3.4, 5.1, 5.2, 1.13 -- access to potential evidence, duty of candor, duty to supervise, representing the organizational client, as well as, prohibiting unlawful document destruction
- Best practices combining zealous advocacy and compliance with all ethical and legal requirements in discovery
- Treatment of potential evidence/Spoliation -- document/ evidence holds, social media
- Whose privilege is it? -- representing an 'organization' as client
In this video encore, hear what lessons can be learned by all litigators -- privilege, obstruction of access to potential evidence, "litigation holds," duty to supervise and advise about potential evidence in the digital age.