This American Bar Associationprogram will focus on ethics problems developing in two areas of practice, each involving client confidentiality and loyalty. First, a panel of experts will discuss the evolving issues which arise when there are breaches in the law firm's, law department's, or agency's computer system. What obligations are created by Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6, Confidentiality of Information, when the security of the computer system has or may have been breached by persons known or unknown. Second, the panel will discuss the procedure required by Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.13, Organization as Client, when the lawyer for a government agency or a lawyer representing a corporation believes that the organization has acted, or is about to act, contrary to law or regulation which could result in harm to national security or public safety.
Wilmerhale partner Jamie Gorelick is a featured speaker at this event, and will be giving a keynote address entitled"The State of National Security Law."