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Zuckerman Spaeder LLP to Host Ethics Seminar on Partner Departures

May 20, 2009

On May 20, 2009, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP partners Thomas B. Mason and Marshall S. Wolff will present a seminar on "Departing Partners: Fiduciary Duties and Ethics Issues." This seminar will discuss the following topics:

  • Fiduciary Duties and Relevant Ethics Rules
  • The Partnership Agreement
  • Pre-Departure Negotiations Between Partner and New Firm
  • Pre-Departure Contacts with Clients
  • Internal Recruiting
  • Interval Between Notice of Withdrawal and Departure
  • Client Files
  • Ongoing Client Matters
  • Departing Partner’s Right to Non-Client Materials
  • Departing Partner’s Obligations to Record, Bill, and Collect Time
  • Post-Departure Payments

Registration will begin at 11:45 p.m. and the program will adjourn at 1:45 p.m. The prgram will be held at Zuckerman Spaeder's office at 1800 M Street, NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC. Attendees are eligible to receive 1.5 hours of Virginia MCLE credit. Lunch will be served.