Vedder Price

Vedder Thinking | Events Ethics Course for Corporate Counsel



June 22, 2010

8:00 AM - 10:45 AM Central Standard Time


The Standard Club

320 South Plymouth Court 5th Floor Ballroom

Chicago, Illinois


8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:25 a.m. Introduction
      William J. Bettman, Shareholder, Finance and Transactions group
8:30–9:00 a.m. Ethics and Internal Employment Investigations: Recent Developments Highlight the Role and Responsibility of Corporate Counsel
  • Employee Rights
  • Interview Guidelines
  • Written Fact Summaries
      Edward C. Jepson, Jr., Shareholder, Labor and Employment group
9:00–10:00 a.m. Ethics and Corporate Governance: New Developments
  • Dealing with Shareholder Activism: Potential Pitfalls for In-house Counsel
  • Advising Corporate Boards: Ethical Dilemmas for Company Lawyers
  • Negotiating Executive Compensation Arrangements: Ethical Issues Facing General Counsel
      Rachel L. Posner, Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, Georgeson Inc.
      Thomas P. Desmond, Shareholder and Co-Chair, Executive Compensation group
10:00–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15–10:45 a.m. Ethical Issues Presented in Discovery
  • Recent Case Law
  • Court-Imposed Sanctions
      Thomas P. Cimino, Jr., Shareholder, Commercial Litigation
10:45 a.m. Adjourn


William J. Bettman


Thomas P. Cimino, Jr.


Thomas P. Desmond


Edward C. Jepson, Jr.