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Ethics: All You Need To Know 2017

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 243 minutes
Recorded Date: January 13, 2018
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  • Ethics Highlights for 2017
  • Addressing Attorney Impairment
  • Formation and Termination of the Attorney-Client Relationship
  • 2018 Cybersecurity Trends
  • Lawyer Ethics and Technology
Runtime: 4 hour
Recorded: January 13, 2018


LACBA’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee will present its 13th annual ethics seminar on Saturday, January 13, 2018. This seminar gives participants the opportunity to learn about important ethical issues that have a direct impact on the practice of law from the top practitioners in the field and acquire 4 hours of ethics MCLE at the same time.

This program was recorded on January 13th, 2018.

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Lisa C. Miller

Lex Law Corporation

Lisa Miller is the principal of Los Angeles’ Lex Law Corporation. She is a civil litigator in California and New York and an Administrative Judge for the City of Oakland, City of Los Angeles, and City of Long Beach.

She writes and publishes frequently on ethics-related issues. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, where she founded and chairs the Standing Sub-Committee on Ethics and Technology.

Ms. Miller is a law professor in the European Union and Los Angeles. She teaches International Dispute Resolution and Comparative Law of Mass Communication in the Czech Republic and Poland. She taught Law of Mass Communication for many years at the University of Southern California.

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James D. Arden

Senior Counsel
Sidley Austin LLP

JAMES ARDEN is senior counsel in the litigation group in the firm’s New York office. Jim’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and disputes, including the defense and prosecution of cases involving false advertising, intellectual property, products liability and commercial issues. He has tried cases and argued appeals in federal and state court. Significant recent matters include the defense of pharmaceutical and food manufacturers in individual and class actions alleging products liability, false advertising and violations of consumer fraud statutes. Besides litigating marketing claims in court, Jim has represented clients in matters challenging and defending advertising claims before the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Jim also has defended recent cases arising from data breaches and alleged invasions of privacy rights.

In addition, Jim has counseled corporate clients with respect to contracts, advertising, and FDA regulation of promotion. Before joining the firm in 1985, he served for two years as a law clerk for Judge Lee P. Gagliardi of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He chairs the Pro Bono and Public Interest Law Committee in New York, where he supervises and participates in the active and wide-ranging pro bono practice of the office.

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Andrew M. Vogel

Deputy Attorney General
The California Department of Justice

Andrew Vogel is the Deputy Attorney General at the California Department of Justice.

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David L. Brandon

Clark Hill PLC

With over 30 years of experience, David Brandon represents private and public entities in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. His clients have been involved in diverse sectors of the economy, including transportation, lending, loan servicing, water supply, construction and design, insurance, housing, retail and legal services. He has represented clients in both the prosecution and defense of a wide variety of claims, including class actions, landlord liability, commercial property management, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of commercial contracts, securities fraud, professional liability and intellectual property disputes.

David has taken an active role in the issues that are important to the members of the legal profession. He was featured on the cover of Los Angeles Lawyer in connection with his article “Burning Issues: The Representation of Insureds Under Burning Limits Policies.” He has been a member of the Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, serving as its Chair from 2014-2015. He has spoken to groups of business people, attorneys and law students on topics including the preservation of electronic evidence, ethics, claims prevention and the identification of fraudulent claims. David has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles for approximately 20 years, teaching Appellate Law, Law Practice Management and Professional Liability.

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Brandon N. Krueger

Sall Spencer Callas & Krueger, ALC

Mr. Krueger is a shareholder in Sall Spencer Callas & Krueger, A Law Corporation. Mr. Krueger’s practice has focused primarily on cases involving legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duties and legal ethics for almost 10 years.

Mr. Krueger received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and he graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, Mr. Krueger worked with the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate. Mr. Krueger practiced employment law for two years in Wisconsin before moving to California, where he initially focused on business litigation at a boutique litigation firm in Century City. Since approximately 2005, Mr. Krueger has focused his practice on legal ethics and malpractice cases, both through his own firm, Krueger Law Offices, and with The Sall Law Firm, APC. He joined Sall Spencer Callas & Krueger as a shareholder in 2014.

Mr. Krueger has served as an fee arbitrator through the Orange County Bar Association’s Mandatory Fee Arbitration program. He has been a member of the Peter M. Elliot Inn of Court since 2010.

Mr. Krueger has served as lead or co-counsel in numerous complex professional negligence and legal ethics-related litigations, throughout the State of California. He is admitted to practice in all courts in California.

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Gayle Eskridge

Eskridge Law

Gayle Eskridge, the principal of ESKRIDGE LAW, has been a litigation and trial attorney since 1988, representing individuals, corporations and partnerships, employees and employers, investors and developers, and municipalities. With broad litigation and trial experience, Ms. Eskridge has managed hundreds of cases and now dedicates her practice to employment, business, and real estate litigation.

Ms. Eskridge is a mediator certified by the Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services, Inc. Ms. Eskridge is also a Settlement Conference Officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court, a Member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Mediator Panel, a member of the American Arbitration Association Mediator and Arbitrator Panels, a Professional Member of the Southern California Mediation Association, a Mediator with the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution, and an Associate Mediator with Ms. Eskridge has conducted over 175 mediations.

Ms. Eskridge is admitted to practice in all the courts of the State of California, including all of the United States District Courts in California. Ms. Eskridge holds a Juris Doctorate degree from National University School of Law. Her legal studies were distinguished by three American Jurisprudence Awards – in Constitutional Law, Real Property Law and Remedies, and by an F. Lee Bailey Moot Court Award.

During law school, Ms. Eskridge worked full time as a Senior Contract Administrator at a major aerospace company handling multi-million dollar contracts, both government and foreign. Ms. Eskridge was the first woman Senior Contract Administrator at any division of Teledyne, Inc. and was also the youngest person ever to be promoted to the position of Senior Contract Administrator at any division of Teledyne, Inc. Despite working full time during law school, Ms. Eskridge passed the California Bar Examination on the first attempt.

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Jon L. Rewinski

Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

Jon L. Rewinski's practice includes all phases of civil litigation before state, federal and bankruptcy courts. In his 30 years of practice, Jon has tried or arbitrated dozens of cases. Jon has experience in a wide variety of areas, including antitrust, securities litigation, franchise law, class action litigation, corporate dissolutions, derivative actions, intellectual property, and other tort and commercial matters.

Jon has also represented a securities brokerage firm in regulatory and DOJ investigations and litigation following the collapse of a hedge fund; a securities brokerage firm in a regulatory investigation over alleged revenue sharing arrangements with mutual funds; a securities brokerage firm in the first enforcement proceeding asserted by the SEC under the USA PATRIOT Act; a major accounting firm in an SEC/DOJ investigation concerning the collapse of an audit client; representing an airline in consolidated class actions alleging a conspiracy to fix the prices of passenger tickets; Microsoft in antitrust litigation asserted by certain competitors and consumer groups; Philip Morris USA Inc. in Lanham Act proceedings over the unauthorized use of its registered marks in Internet sales; and the manufacturer of a concrete admixture in class actions and mass actions alleging purported construction defects.

Jon also regularly teaches seminars and publishes articles on legal ethics and professional responsibility. Since 2002, Jon has co-authored an annual review of California ethics decisions published in Los Angeles Lawyer. He is a former member of the California State Bar's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct and a former Chair and member of the Los Angeles County Bar's Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee.

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John W. Amberg

Bryan Cave LLP

John Amberg is an experienced litigator who has tried dozens of cases to successful conclusion in courts and arbitrations. He handles a broad range of commercial and product liability disputes for clients in the aircraft, banking, computer software, credit card processing, food and beverage, medical device, and retailing industries, among others, as well as fiduciary and professional liability disputes for lawyers and other professionals. His creative strategic thinking, seasoned judgment, and responsiveness to his clients’ needs have gained him the confidence of litigants in major cases.

Mr. Amberg has been an arbitrator for the Dispute Resolution Service of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and is an arbitrator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Mandatory Fee Arbitration Panel. He is former chair of the California State Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct and former chair and a current member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee. He serves as an expert witness on legal ethics and malpractice issues. A former managing partner of the Los Angeles office, Mr. Amberg chairs the firm’s Ethics Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, he completed a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Douglas W. Hillman of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. After graduating from Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School with honors, Mr. Amberg was a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Douglas W. Hillman in the Western District of Michigan.

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