Annual Ethics Program: Confidentiality — Part VI

March - April 2019

Chicago, Richmond and Tysons

Chicago, IL
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton | 160 E. Pearson St.
3 – 5:15 p.m. Program (Reception to follow)

Richmond, VA
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Omni Richmond Hotel | 100 South 12th St.
2 – 4:15 p.m. Program (Reception to follow)

Tysons Corner, VA
Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton | 1700 Tysons Blvd.
12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch 
12:45 – 3:15 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’ intent to commit future misconduct.


  • The difficulty of distinguishing between past and future misconduct
  • Clients’ intent to offer false testimony
  • Advising on client conduct illegal under federal law but allowed under state law
  • Applying the attorney-client privilege “crime-fraud exception”
  • Clients’ intent to commit future misconduct that will cause financial injury, bodily harm or death


Thomas E. SpahnPartner, McGuireWoods LLP

Spahn has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and has spoken at more than 1,800 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].