42nd ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility


Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Date & Time

Start Date: 06/01/2016
End Date: 06/03/2016


Tom Wilkinson, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Commercial Litigation department, will be presenting 'Ethics Issues Regarding Client-Requested Retainer Provisions' at this event in Philadelphia. In recent years, organizational clients have become increasingly more demanding of their lawyers and law firm, insisting on all manner of reasonable and unreasonable provisions in their engagement terms and outside counsel guidelines. Commonly-demanded provisions include sweeping definitions of client identity to include dozens or hundreds of corporate affiliates uninvolved in the matter, provisions redefining conflicts of interest more broadly than the ethics rules, including positional conflicts of interest, provisions claiming ownership and copyright protection for a law firm’s work product, indemnification provisions, authority to conduct audits, and security requirements. 



Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr.



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