Christopher R. Heredia, Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christopher R. Heredia, Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP will speak at its webcast entitled, “Key Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Acting as Local Counsel: Practical Tips and Best Practices.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (ET). End Quote
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    About Christopher R. Heredia
    Christopher Heredia is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight’s Chicago office, where he focuses his practice in legal ethics and risk management for lawyers and law firms, as well as commercial litigation. As a member of the firm’s Legal Profession Team, Mr. Heredia advises and represents lawyers, law firms and in-house counsel on all aspects of professional responsibility matters, including firm organization, dissolution, disqualification, lawyer mobility, regulatory compliance, and bar disciplinary defense at the state and federal levels, including before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Heredia also represents students and other professionals before regulatory authorities in licensing, admissions, and character and fitness matters.

    In the community, Mr. Heredia is active in local and national bar associations, and frequently presents to law schools, legal organizations and media outlets on professional responsibility matters. As a faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), he teaches lawyers successful deposition techniques during NITA’s annual deposition skills training program. As an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Mr. Heredia also previously taught Ethics and Advocacy, a course which combined elements of professional responsibility with trial advocacy.

    Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Heredia served as Litigation Counsel for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), where he investigated hundreds of charges of attorney misconduct, and litigated formal proceedings before the Commission’s Hearing Board and Illinois Supreme Court. His tenure with the ARDC allowed Mr. Heredia to become intimately familiar with the law governing lawyers and professional responsibility matters. Mr. Heredia also worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where he gained extensive litigation experience prosecuting complex fraud, theft, and vehicle-related felonies.

    About Holland & Knight LLP
    Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,400 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. The firm's lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with efficient access to attorneys throughout the firm.

    It has been a common practice for lawyers to act as local counsel in lawsuits. Local counsel are typically relied on by out-of-state attorneys when it comes to complying with local rules, reviewing pleadings, and moving for the pro hac vice admission of lead counsel. While acting as local counsel can be beneficial to clients and counsel alike, if not properly guided, various ethical issues may arise.

    Thus, it is of utmost importance for lawyers to properly navigate the governing ethical rules and regulations before acting as local counsel in order to mitigate exposure to unanticipated obligations or risks.

    In this LIVE Webcast, litigation attorneys Bill Gericke (Cozen O’Connor) and Christopher R. Heredia (Holland & Knight LLP) will provide an informative discussion of the key ethical considerations which lawyers should keep in mind when acting as local counsel. Speakers will also share real-world cases to illustrate helpful tips and best practices on how lawyers can manage potential ethical issues.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
    • Lawyers Acting as Local Counsel
    • Trends, Issues, and Common Missteps
    • Ethical Considerations
    • Real-World Cases
    • Practical Tips and Best Practices

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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