Ethics Session: The Not So Unique Ethical Issues Facing Class Action Defense Counsel


Winstead Shareholder Paul Lavelle presented "Ethics Session: The Not So Unique Ethical Issues Facing Class Action Defense Counsel" at the 2014 DRI Class Actions Seminar in Washington, D.C.  The discussion covers:

  • Ethical issues and unexpected problems that may arise from precertification through settlement or trial
  • Application of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility
  • Class action “pick off”
  • Joint defense agreements
  • Outside counsel guidelines
  • Practical tips for maintaining client confidentiality

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