Ethics issues are always tough, and class action practice adds some twists. The good news is that you can get the scoop on the key issues without leaving the office by signing up for “Ethics in Class Actions,” a teleconference sponsored by the LexisNexis Professional Development Center. The 90-minute format covers a slew of topics. You’ll hear about the right and wrong side of advertising, conflicts of interest, communicating with class representatives, settlements and attorneys fees. The point of view is that of counsel representing plaintiffs, but the information is promoted as being important for lawyers on both sides of the “v.”
You’ll hear how to remain in sync with the ABA Model Rules and the particular challenges of dealing with specific issues class actions raise, such as what sort of information class members must receive to make informed decisions about settlement, and what counsel must do to keep the class informed and to field queries from class members. The presenter is Reed Kathrein, a partner with the San Francisco office of Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins, LLP, where his class action practice targets securities litigation and consumer fraud cases.
Want to know more? Check out the online brochure here.