The law firm of Adams and Reese and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) teamed up to put on two, 3-hour ethics seminars in Memphis and Nashville on January 29th and January 30th, respectively.
The Memphis seminar took place at the Hilton Memphis Hotel, while the Downtown Nashville Hilton hosted the Nashville seminar.
The seminars, titled “Ethics for Corporate Counsel: The Evolving Liability Environment”, reviewed this year’s notable decisions and ethics opinions, mining them for practical guidance for corporate counsel, and feature a panel discussion about the emerging liability environment facing corporate counsel today.
The Memphis panel featured Christine Richards, FedEx Corporation Executive Vice president and General Counsel and Secretary; Jason Hood, General Counsel for Wright Medical Technology; David Kustoff, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee; Susan Hackett, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the ACC; and Adams and Reese partners Lucian Pera and Martin Stern.
The Nashville panel featured Scott Becker, Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs and General Counsel of Nissan North America Inc.; Susan Lanigan, EVP and General Counsel, Dollar General; Edward Yarbrough, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee; Susan Hackett, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the ACC; and Adams and Reese partners Lucian Pera and Brian Faughnan;
The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization approved the seminar for 3 hours of CLE credit.
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices in Baton Rouge, LA; Birmingham, AL; Houston, TX; Jackson, MS; Memphis, TN; Mobile, AL; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA and Washington, D.C. American Lawyer Magazine includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation’s top 200 firms - “The AmLaw 200.” The National Law Journal also lists the firm on the “NLJ 250” of the nation’s largest law firms.
The Association of Corporate Counsel is the in-house bar association, serving the professional needs of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations and other private sector organizations worldwide. The association promotes the common interests of its members, contributes to their continuing education, seeks to improve understanding of the role of in-house attorneys, and encourages advancements in standards of corporate legal practice. Since its founding in 1982, the association has grown to 23,639 members in 73 countries who represent 10,249 organizations, with 48 Chapters and 14 Committees serving the membership. Its members represent all of the Fortune 50 and Fortune 100 companies. Internationally, its members represent 42 of the Global 50 and 74 of the Global 100 companies.