Annual Ethics Program: Confidentiality — Part V

April 19, 2018
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Chicago, Richmond and Tysons

Chicago, IL
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton | 160 E. Pearson St.
2 – 4:15 p.m. Program (Reception to follow)

Richmond, VA
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Omni Richmond Hotel | 100 South 12th St.
2 – 4:15 p.m. Program (Reception to follow)

Tysons Corner, VA
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton | 1700 Tysons Blvd.
12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 3 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.


  • Lawyers’ possible 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
  • Distinguishing between clients’ past and future misconduct


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].