Greenbaum partners Christopher D. Adams and Robert B. Hille will present the program “Risks from Serving More than One Master – Practicing Law Without a License, Outside Civil Exposure and Other Pitfalls for In-House Counsel” at the Association of Corporate Counsel New Jersey chapter’s 20th Annual All-Day CLE Conference, which will be conducted this year as a virtual event throughout the months of September and October 2022. The firm’s presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, September 13 from 9:00am – 10:15am, and will be delivered as a live webinar on the ACCNJ’s Zoom platform.
Our panelists will address inherent conflicts of interest for corporate counsel focusing on RPC 1.7 (conflict of interest general rule) and RPC 1.13 (organization as the client). Also discussed will be the exposure of corporate counsel to claims of unauthorized practice of law where they are not licensed in the jurisdiction where they are performing a “legal service” as well as how that could translate to a civil suit (e.g. third party liability in New Jersey) by someone claiming they relied on corporate counsel.
The presentation will feature a special guest panelist, Sharon A. Balsamo, Assistant Executive Director and General Counsel of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). Ms. Balsamo provides legal and policy advice in connection with all aspects of the Bar’s operations, including legal representation, legislative and appellate advocacy, judicial administration, policy and corporate governance guidance, strategic planning, and more. She will bring her unique perspective and key insights to the discussion of key ethical issues.
Mr. Adams concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, internal investigations, attorney ethics matters and disciplinary proceedings, and complex commercial litigation. With a national practice that has encompassed the representation of high profile individuals, Mr. Adams has served as counsel to professional athletes, elected officials and candidates for public office, political campaigns, and numerous public and private business entities.
Mr. Hille focuses his practice in litigation, with a particular emphasis on trial advocacy. His areas of concentration include insurance, healthcare law, professional liability and ethics, and white-collar criminal matters, including those related to professional ethics. Mr. Hille has extensive trial expertise that encompasses insurance defense and coverage cases, healthcare disputes, professional liability defense, fraud and abuse, and regulatory issues. He is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.
Additional conference and registration information on the ACCNJ website.