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New Rules & New Realities: Ethically Managing Remote Work


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 60 minutes
Recorded Date: March 11, 2022
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Agenda

  • Spotlight the biggest ethically challenges that arise from having a remote workforce
  • Assess the key safeguards every organization should adopt to ensure employees are safe and avoid any ethical conundrums
  • Examining the current and emerging trends within remote work to discover any possible ethical issues that could arise in the future
Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: March 11, 2022

For NY - Difficulty Level: For experienced attorneys only (non-transitional)

Description

The COVID - 19 pandemic forced many of us to work remotely from our home offices and living rooms and while we originally thought this may be a short-term option, many organizations seeing the greater productivity with this new work format and have decided to keep it up as a long term solution. However, remote work comes with its own set of challenges, and whether it is privacy or surveillance issues, many employers need to act now to remain ethically responsible.

This program was recorded as part of ALM's Legalweek Conference on March 11th, 2022.

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Panelists

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Arthur D. Burger

Director & Chair of Professional Responsibility
Jackson & Campbell

Mr. Burger is a national leader in legal ethics, legal malpractice, and the law governing lawyers. He chairs Jackson & Campbell, P.C.’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group, which has been representing prominent law firms and lawyers for over two decades.

Selected repeatedly as a Best Lawyer? in Ethics and Professional Responsibility by Best Lawyers of America? and as a Super Lawyer? in Professional Liability Defense, Art litigates in the areas of legal malpractice, fiduciary duties, motions to disqualify, internal law firm disputes, Bar disciplinary proceedings, and matters before the Office of Enrollment and Discipline of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also serves as outside counsel to law firms and provides guidance regarding potential conflicts of interest and other ethical dilemmas. He similarly serves as Jackson & Campbell’s in-house ethics counsel.

In addition to his experience as a practitioner, Art has a deep background in the jurisprudence of ethics law. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the ABA/Bloomberg Law-Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct and an Adjunct Professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University, teaching a night class in Professional Responsibility. He was a member of the ten-person American Bar Association (ABA) Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility from 2014 to 2017; an elected District of Columbia Bar Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates from 2011 to 2012, where he worked with the ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission; a member of the District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee from 2003 to 2009; a member of the District of Columbia Bar Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee from 1998 to 2004; and he has taught numerous District of Columbia Bar continuing legal education courses (CLE) on legal ethics and has lectured around the country.

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Deborah Winokur

Professional Responsibility and Compliance Counsel
Cozen O'Connor

Deborah advises clients on risk management, ethics, and professional responsibility issues arising within their law firms and practices. Deborah also works with stakeholders within the firm to advise on ethical aspects of pending matters and to assure adherence to ethical standards and compliance with firm policies. In addition, she advises firm management on lateral recruitment and integration.

Deborah handles pro bono representations, including representing clients through the Support Center for Child Advocates, Defender Association of Philadelphia, Campaign for Working Families Tax Clinic, Volunteers for the Indigent Program and Homeless Advocacy Project. She is a lecturer in law and teaches a course in Professional Responsibility and Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

Deborah earned her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her law degree from Columbia University School of Law.

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Zach Warren

Editor-in-Chief, Legaltech News
ALM Media, LLC

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a national brand of ALM Media. In his role, Zach helps explore the intersection of law and technology, leading one of the premier outlets for legal technology news and analysis while also writing and editing both feature and daily articles for Law.com's network of magazines, including The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel.

Before LTN, Zach worked at InsideCounsel magazine and sports analytics startup numberFire. He currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has received his MBA from the University of Minnesota and undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.


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