Annual Ethics Program – Confidentiality: Part II Exceptions to the Duty

Exceptions to the Duty

October 7, 2015

Charlotte, NC | New York, NY

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3 – 5:15 p.m., Program
5:15 p.m., Reception
The Ritz-Carlton
201 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
8:30 – 9 a.m., Continental Breakfast
9 – 11:15 a.m., Program
Le Parker Meridien
119 West 56th Street
New York, NY 10019


2 hours ethics MCLE credit anticipated

McGuireWoods LLP invites you and your colleagues to attend Tom Spahn’s annual ethics program. This two-hour interactive program will explore exceptions to lawyers’ confidentiality duty.


  • Disclosure of protected client information in the context of joint representations and common interest agreements
  • Whether a lawyer may disclose client confidences to comply with laws or court orders
  • Lawyers’ disclosure of protected client information in clearing conflicts of interest on a daily basis and when hiring laterals
  • Whether lawyers can disclose client confidences to defend themselves from clients’ and even non-clients’ claims or criticism
  • Disclosure of client confidences when seeking to collect fees or withdrawing as counsel of record


Thomas E. Spahn, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

Spahn has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and has spoken at more than 1,400 CLE programs on ethics and other topics. Tom was selected as the 2013 metro-Washington, D.C., “Lawyer of the Year” for “Bet the Company Litigation” by Best Lawyers®.