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CLE: Walking the Tightrope in Waiving Conflicts of Interest

  • Garden Court Hotel 520 Cowper Street Palo Alto, CA, 94301 United States (map)

CLE Event: Walking the Tightrope in Waiving Conflicts of Interest

A company refuses to pay its law firm for the full 10,000 hours of legal work charged by the law firm after the law firm is disqualified in a case. The law firm argues that the boilerplate conflict waiver in its engagement agreement is valid and requires payment in full.

An arbitration panel and a trial court side with the law firm to the tune of nearly $4M. An appeals court sides with the client.

Now pending before the California Supreme Court, how valid is the law firm’s boilerplate conflict waiver? Should the law firm forfeit its fees because it failed to inform the client about the potential conflict of interest?

Please join us for an examination of the facts and legal theories in the closely-watched case of Sheppard, Mullin v. J-M Manufacturing

This panel will feature the following individuals:

  • Enoch Liang (Partner, LTL Attorneys)
  • Thomas Chow (GC and Chief Compliance Officer, Exponential Interactive)
  • Eumi Lee (Clinical Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of Law)
  • Jeffrey Raskin (Associate, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP)
  • Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila (Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP)

When & Where:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (5:30pm - 8pm)
5:30pm Registration
6:00pm Panel
7:00pm Reception and Networking

Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA

Free for APABA Silicon Valley members; $15 for non-members. For the flyer, please click HERE.

Space is limited, so please RSVP below. If you have any questions, please email inhouse@apabasv.com.

If you would like to sign up to become a member, please visit: https://www.apabasv.com/membership-sign-up/

*Sponsored by Haynes and Boone, LLP
**CLE pending.