Ethical Obligations for Lawyers When Working from Home


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Course Description

This program was recorded on June 14, 2021

With rapid shutdowns in the US and globally due the covid-19 pandemic, many employers, in both the public and private sector, directed their workforce to telework with minimal preparation. With the new setup, workers rarely have access to the same resources while working remotely, including access to information technology professionals and staff, data security professionals, or other cybersecurity provisions.

This panel will explore some of the possible weaknesses in security that occur when entire workforces are working from home and how attorneys can be mindful of all their ethical obligations and legal responsibility to clients while working remotely. This panel will also discuss innovations in cybersecurity, for example the development of the concept of cyber insurance developed in part to combat an uptick in malicious cyber-attacks.

This presentation is presented by the Global Cyber Institute and Lexeprint. It is taught by Hon. Leo M. Gordon of the United States Court of International, Stacy Harrison of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law.

Speaker Bio
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Course Agenda

Daniel Garrie
Daniel Garrie is the founder and managing partner at Law & Forensics. Daniel is paving the way when it comes to 2018’s most pressing cybersecurity, forensic, and legal issues. Daniel, one of the most sought-after computer forensic experts and special masters, cyber mediators, and forensic neutrals with JAMS. Judges and attorneys laud his reports for their clarity, focus, and ability to help parties settle even the most complex disputes. Mr. Garrie has garnered a national reputation for his experience at the intersection of technology and the law and is as comfortable talking with entrepreneurs, IT professionals, and developers as he is with lawyers and judges.

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Hon. Leo M. Gordon
Judge Leo M. Gordon has served as a judge of the United States Court of International Trade since March 2006. Judge Gordon is responsible for resolving judicial disputes involving challenges to the administration and enforcement of the federal customs and international trade laws by principally U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Agriculture, and Labor, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. In addition to his judicial duties, Judge Gordon has chaired, at different times, the Court’s Rules, Budget, Public Affairs/Education, and Strategic Planning Committees. Judge Gordon began his career in 1977 as Assistant Counsel at the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives. In that capacity, Judge Gordon was the principal attorney responsible for the Customs Courts Act of 1980 that created the U.S. Court of International Trade. He also had responsibilities involving a wide range of antitrust and other commercial law legislative projects.

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Paul Kiesel
Paul Kiesel is very active in the legal community. He was the president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association for 2015-2016 and was the past Chair of the Litigation Section. He was appointed by former Chief Justice Ronald George to the State of California Judicial Council Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee. He served on the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles for over 25 years. In recognition of his service, Mr. Kiesel was elected an emeritus (lifetime) board member of both organizations. From 2001-2005, Mr. Kiesel sat on the Board of Governors of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. Mr. Kiesel is currently the Co-Chair of the Open Courts Coalition, a bipartisan committee of attorneys from throughout California advocating full-funding of the civil justice system. Members of the Open Courts Coalition include Niall McCarthy, president of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Honorable Carlos Moreno, former Governors Gray Davis and George Deukmejian, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaragosa, and former California Attorney General John VanDekamp. Recently, Mr. Kiesel was named a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards in the legal profession.

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Stacy Harrison
Stacy is an experienced trial lawyer, who practices complex business litigation for clients in the entertainment industries, with an emphasis on intellectual property, licensing, unfair competition, business torts, and breach of contract claims. She also represents financial institutions and property owners in real estate disputes. Stacy counsels high-profile artists, producers and talent in accounting and profit-participation, licensing, and other disputes involving the television and motion picture industries. She also has represented numerous other producers and artists, including a film production company, defeating a copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit filed by an individual claiming to have co-written screenplay; well-known artists prosecuting a copyright infringement and right to publicity action for defendants' improper use of performance sound recordings; and a film financier regarding investments in several independent films.

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Course Agenda

  • Ethics Advice for WFH During a Pandemic
  • Ethical Rules for Attorneys
  • Best Practices for Securing Your Home Office
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