Annual Ethics Program - Confidentiality: Part III

Non-Clients’ Misunderstanding and Mistakes

March 16, 2016

Tysons, VA | Richmond, VA | Chicago, IL, US

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
2 – 4:15 p.m., Program (Reception to follow)
The Ritz-Carlton
160 East Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Thursday, March 24, 2016
2 – 4:15 p.m., Program (Reception to follow)
Omni Richmond Hotel
100 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Noon – 12:45 p.m., Lunch
12:45 – 3 p.m., Program

The Ritz-Carlton
1700 Tysons Boulevard
Tysons, VA 22102

McGuireWoods LLP invites you and your colleagues to attend Tom Spahn's annual ethics program. This two-hour interactive program uses hypotheticals to explore lawyers’ confidentiality and disclosure duties in the context of non-clients’ misunderstanding and mistakes.


  • Difference between ethics and professionalism
  • How to deal with unrepresented persons who may misunderstand a lawyer’s role
  • Negotiation ethics (including adversaries’ factual or legal misunderstanding, substantive mistakes or scrivener’s errors)
  • Litigators’ disclosure duties in the face of litigation adversaries’ or courts’ misunderstanding, mistakes, or scrivener’s errors


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 1,500 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®.

Our programs are intended for the benefit of our clients and contacts and we reserve the right to refuse any registration at our sole discretion.
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