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Understanding Ethics for the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney
   LIVE Webcast  


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Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practitioners regularly are presented with several ethical issues especially those relating to conflicts of interest, attorney-client privilege and attorney work product protection. Preserving the privilege in today's highly inter-connected and digital working environment presents growing challenges.

The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of speaker experts and thought leaders to help walk you through the following issues in a two-hour webcast:

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 114168
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Understanding Ethics for the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney LIVE Webcast :

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Michael S. Melbinger, Partner, Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice,
Winston & Strawn LLP

  • - Introduction
  • - Handling the inherent conflict of interest for employee benefits and executive compensation counsel
  • - Independent legal counsel provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act

Ronald L. Kahn, Partner, Chair of the Tax Practice Group,
Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • - The fiduciary exception to attorney-client privilege

Azeez Hayne, Partner,
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • - Continuation of fiduciary exception
  • - Section 402(a)(2) of ERISA

Ulmer & Berne LLP
Ronald L. Kahn
Partner, Chair of the Tax Practice Group
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Winston & Strawn LLP
Michael S. Melbinger
Chair, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Azeez Hayne
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Who Should Attend?

- Employee Benefit Lawyers
- Employee Benefit Advisors
- Ethics Officers
- General Counsel
- Other Related/Interested Professionals

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event for anyone interested ethics and Employee Benefit.
- New guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Join this class by clicking "Register" button below! Advanced registration is recommended as space is limited.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.





Understanding Ethics for the Employee Benefits
and Executive Compensation Attorney
LIVE Webcast

Event Sponsor

Ulmer & Berne LLP is focused on exceeding client expectations and delivering superior, customized legal solutions for an exception value to every single client. The firm’s attorneys understand that each client represents an important relationship, whether that client is an individual, a growing business or Fortune 500 company. Since its founding in 1908, Ulmer & Berne has grown to its present position as a leading Midwest-based law firm with more than 185 attorneys in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Chicago offices. The firm’s attorneys serve as counselors and partners to a wide range of clients helping them solve their business challenges and achieve their goals on regional, national and international levels. Ulmer & Berne represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, family offices, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies and nonprofit organizations. The firm has been ranked by general counsel among the top law firms for delivering superior client service in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2011: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance.

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Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 15 offices in Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. The Firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and the public sector. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of our resources enable Winston & Strawn to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.


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