Annual Richmond Ethics Program

The First Question: Who Is Your Client?

April 19, 2023

Omni Richmond Hotel
100 S. 12th St.
Richmond, VA

1:30 p.m. Registration
2-4:15 p.m. Program
4:15 p.m. Reception

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, the corporate family, during corporate stock and asset sale transactions, and when dealing with corporate employees

Thomas E. SpahnThomas 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 Bridget Light at

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. Video and presentation materials © 2022 McGuireWoods LLP. All rights reserved.
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