Annual Ethics Program: Confidentiality — Part V

October - November 2018

New York, Charlotte, Raleigh

New York, NY
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Parker New York | 119 West 56th Street
8:30 – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 – 11:15 a.m. Program

Charlotte, NC
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton | 201 East Trade Street
3 – 5:15 p.m. Program
5:15 p.m. Reception

Raleigh, NC
Thursday, November 8, 2018

McGuireWoods LLP
434 Fayetteville Street | Suite 2600
12 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 2:45 p.m. Program

We are seeking 2 hours of ethics MCLE credits for this program.

McGuireWoods 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 clients’ past or ongoing misconduct.


  • Duty to disclose clients’ past fraud on tribunals, or past misconduct in noncorporate and corporate settings
  • Distinguishing between past and ongoing client misconduct (including fugitive clients)
  • Client crimes’ fruits and instrumentalities
  • Lawyers’ silence that causes anguish to victims’ families, or allows a wrongly convicted person to remain incarcerated


Thomas E. SpahnPartner, McGuireWoods LLP

Spahn has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and has spoken at more than 1,700 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®.

For more information, contact Bridget Light at [email protected].