SuperConference Ethics Boot Camp surveys ethical issues in-house counsel face

The evolution of in-house counsel from a strictly legal role to business partners has complicated the ethical issues

Brian Martin, senior vice president and general counsel of KLA-Tencor Corp., reviews the Model Rules.

While the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct provide a framework for in-house attorneys to follow in dealing with ethical questions, they leave plenty of room for discretion that can make compliance difficult. 

So, in the first of two “Ethics Boot Camp” sessions at InsideCounsel’s SuperConference, Brian Martin, general counsel of TLA-Tencor Corp., reviewed the Model Rules and offered several scenarios of corporate misconduct to spark discussion about the appropriate steps an in-house attorney should take.

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