Brooks Pierce Sponsors Ethics CLE for Association of Corporate Counsel


Brooks Pierce sponsored an event for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) at City Club Raleigh on July 13.  Over 100 attorneys and law students were in attendance for a presentation titled "Ethics Update for the In-House Counsel: Whistleblowers, Compliance, Privilege, Work Product, and New Decisions of Note," given by Brooks Pierce partners Gary Parsons and David Smyth.

In this self-described "Frankenstein's monster" of a presentation, Gary and David covered a wide range of ethical issues relevant to in-house counsel, including attorney-client privilege, whistleblower regulations, client confidentiality, work product, and general compliance.

See below for links to presentation materials.

Gary Parsons is a litigation attorney who has participated in more than 75 trials and over 125 appeals.  His practice involves complex commercial litigation, product and professional liability, mass torts and insurance.  David Smyth represents corporations and individuals facing federal and state government investigations and complex litigation.  He previously served as an Assistant Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement.

ACC is a global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel through information, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.  ACC has more than 35,000 members employed by more than 10,000 organizations worldwide.

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