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2018 Kansas City Ethics Seminar for Corporate Counsel

May 17, 2018

2:30 PM - 4:20 PM (Reception following)
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66211



Foulston Siefkin's popular annual ethics seminar has been developed specifically for corporate counsel with the goal of assisting you in maintaining high ethical and legal compliance standards.

We are pleased to offer our Ethics Seminar for Corporate Counsel in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita throughout the year. If you are unable to join us for this event, please check back on our Seminars page for a Wichita date in late fall and a Topeka date after the first of the year.


RSVP to with your name, title, organization, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. This is a FREE seminar for corporate counsel only. Enrollment not available for attorneys in private practice without prior approval. Register early, limited space available.


This activity has been approved for 2.0 CLE ethics credit hours for attorneys in Kansas and Missouri.


Experienced Foulston Siefkin attorneys, including Vaughn Burkholder, Tara Eberline, Scott Nehrbass, and Amanda Wilwert.


#YouToo: In-House Counsel’s Ethical Obligations in the Age of #MeToo
Speakers: Vaughn Burkholder and Tara Eberline

Claims of sexual and other forms of harassment are more prevalent – and contentious – than ever. In this presentation, Foulston Siefkin employment attorneys will discuss how to manage internal claims of sexual and other forms of harassment while complying with your ethical obligations as an in-house attorney.
Discussion topics will include:

  • In-house counsel’s ethical duties when an employee reports harassment in the workplace
  • Allegations of harassment against in-house attorneys
  • Application of Rule 8.4(g). Comparison of:
    • Kansas language
    • Missouri language
    • Federal language
    • Other states

Who Wants to Be an Ethical Lawyer?
Speakers: Amanda Wilwert and Scott Nehrbass

Join us for an interactive presentation addressing many of the latest developments in ethical issues and rules, including attorney-client privilege, business transactions, cybersecurity and many more.
Discussion topics will include:

  • Attorney-client privilege and confidentiality
    • Raymond v. Spirit AeroSystems, Holdings, Inc., 2017 WL 3895012 (D. Kan. Sept. 6, 2017)
    • Rule 1.6 (confidentiality)
    • Rule 4.4 (respect for rights of third parties)
  • Business transactions
    • Compensation/fees as applied to corporate counsel
    • Rule 1.5 (fees)
    • Rule 1.8 (conflict of interest – special rules)
  • Cybersecurity
    • Rule 1.1 (competency)
    • Rule 1.6 (confidentiality)
    • ABA Formal Ethics Opinion No. 477: Ethical obligations and email
    • Discovery
    • “Lawyers behaving badly”