Attorney Goes to Jail: When Zealous Representation Goes Too Far

June 9, 2015 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Denver Bar Association
1900 Grant Street #900
Denver, CO 80203

Registration: 8:00 a.m. CLE: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Free to DBA/CBA and ACC members.

Generously sponsored by Jackson Kelly LLC

While attorneys are rarely charged with a crime in the course of representing their clients’ interests, in-house and outside attorneys regularly confront the blurred line between zealous representation and unprofessional conduct. The inability to identify this line has resulted in numerous attorney disciplinary actions, and on occasion criminal prosecution.

Attend this fascinating CLE and learn how to identify the line between protecting your client and becoming an accomplice to your client’s misconduct.   The outstanding panel of in-house and outside attorneys, including a former DOJ attorney who worked on the Watergate prosecution, will discuss how a White House counsel went to jail for crossing this blurred line to protect his client, President Richard Nixon. The panel will not only offer unique insights and lessons from the Watergate scandal, but show you how to apply these insights and lessons to your practice.


Jim Prochnow, Shareholder, GreenbergTraurig. Jim, a former a litigator with the U.S. Department of Justice who worked as a defense lawyer on the Watergate prosecution, concentrates his current practice on regulatory affairs and litigation, with an emphasis on food and drug law, advertising law and defense of federal and state investigations. Jim has experience in commercial, administrative and federal government litigation and administrative matters, including matters before the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission and various federal courts. He also represented the worldwide leader of a major religion in an ecclesiastical impeachment proceeding.

Lindsey Schultz, Associate Counsel, Western Union.  Lindsey believes in being a strategic business partner to her Western Union colleagues, where she works on product development, payments strategy, compliance, consumer protection, marketing, and complex negotiations. Prior to joining Western Union, Lindsey was one of two in-house attorneys at a small payment processing company outside Boston where she ran the day-to-day legal work, ultimately culminating in the company’s successful acquisition in 2012. She has also taken on a number of leadership roles in organizational projects and professional associations.

Laurie RustSenior Counsel, Gordon & Rees.  Laurie’s practice centers on all aspects of employment law, including preventative counseling and litigation. She is a trusted advisor with the business acumen to rationally address risk and provide cost-effective legal advice.  She has successfully litigated a variety of high-profile cases in state and federal courts across the country.  In addition, Laurie frequently works with employers to provide training, draft employee manuals, and implement best practices policies and procedures.


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