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Insight Center: Webinars

Hottest Topics in Ethics in the Last Year

Speakers: Hope A. Comisky, Jessica Kozlov Davis and A. Christopher Young

4:00-5:00 PM (ET)
Hottest Topics in Ethics in the Last Year

Ethics questions can range from the most basic, straightforward issues to those which require you to examine the more granular provisions of the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct. In this CLE, we will share with you some of the more interesting and nuanced issues that have arisen this year. For example, can you pay a fact witness to testify on behalf of your client? Do the Rules of Professional Conduct allow you to pay for a personal attorney for the fact witness, as well? Can you represent two clients bidding for the same government contract? If a prospective client offers you an attractive flat fee for an upcoming engagement, can you accept it? If so, what questions might you need to ask? Where is the line between business and ethics in this context? Finding the right answer to these questions can be critical.

In this CLE, we will:

  • Review some interesting ethics questions that we have seen in the last year
  • Analyze the applicable Rules of Professional Conduct, accompanying commentary and supporting case law that guide us in evaluating these issues
  • Provide takeaway lessons to help you better understand the right questions to consider when you are faced with an ethics question and how to arrive at the right result.

The seminar is approved for one (1) MCLE Ethics credit in California, New York, and Pennsylvania. New Jersey-licensed attorneys may claim credit under New Jersey’s reciprocity policy. MCLE credit is currently pending in Delaware and Virginia.

In-person in Philadelphia and live simultaneous videoconference available in the following Pepper Hamilton offices: Berwyn, Boston, Detroit, Harrisburg, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Silicon Valley, Washington, D.C., Wilmington.


Pepper Hamilton
3000 Two Logan Square
Eighteenth and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2799


For more information and to register, please contact Heather Cook at 215.981.4201 or

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