Annual Ethics Program in New York City

The First Question: Who Is Your Client?

November 15, 2023

The Pierre Hotel
2 E. 61st St.
New York, NY 10065

8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9-11:15 a.m. Program

McGuireWoods invites you and your colleagues to attend Tom Spahn’s annual ethics program. This in-person-only event, a two-hour interactive program, uses hypotheticals to address the most basic question preceding any conflicts analysis and many other ethics and privilege analyses: Who is your client?


  • Client identity when representing the government, partnerships, associations, insureds, estates and bond deal participants
  • Client identity within the corporate entity, within the corporate family, during corporate stock and asset sale transactions, and when dealing with corporate employees

Thomas E. Spahn, Counsel, McGuireWoods LLP
Spahn has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and has spoken at more than 2,200 CLE programs on ethics and other topics. Tom was selected as the 2013 and 2020 metro-Washington, D.C., “Lawyer of the Year” for “Bet the Company Litigation” by Best Lawyers®.

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

For more information, please contact Arieana Koonce at [email protected].

Our programs are intended for the benefit of our clients and contacts and we reserve the right to refuse any registra