William E. Gericke, Member, Cozen O'Connor to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Webcast

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that William E. Gericke, Member, Cozen O'Connor 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 William E. Gericke
    Bill Gericke is a veteran trial lawyer. His practice focuses on representing lawyers and law firms in federal and state courts and disciplinary agencies in actions for civil liability, in professional ethics and responsibility matters, and in risk management. Bill also served as the first conflicts counsel to the firm. In that role, he analyzed new business to identify potential conflicts and facilitated their resolution in accordance with the rules of professional conduct. Before joining the Legal Profession Services group, Bill prosecuted complex fire, construction defect, product liability, and water damage cases. Bill’s extensive experience as a trial lawyer combined with his concentration in the law governing the liabilities and responsibilities of lawyers enables him to both counsel and protect his lawyer and law firm clients in the challenging environment of legal practice.

    About Cozen O'Connor
    Ranked among the top 100 law firms in the country, Cozen O’Connor has more than 775 attorneys in 29 cities across two continents. We are a full-service firm with nationally recognized practices in litigation, business law, and government relations, and our attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Our diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals.

    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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