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About the Teleseminar

Employment lawyers have access to very sensitive information about their clients, supervisory personnel and employees.  When investigating possible workplace wrongdoing or litigating a claim, a host of ethics issues arise.  There are substantial ethics issues involving pre-trial investigations, conflicts of interest and waivers, social media usage, and discovery practice, among many others, at various stages of the dispute resolution process.  This program will provide you with a real-world guide to identifying ethics issues at each stage of an employment dispute, assessing risks and avoiding ethics complaint and liability.  

  • Attorney ethics issues at each stage of the employment dispute process
  • Issues involving pre-trial investigations, including social media issues
  • Confidentiality involving sensitive personnel issues
  • Conflicts of interest and waivers in employment litigation
  • Ethical issues arising in discovery practice

About the Speakers

William Freivogel is the principal of Freivogel Ethics Consulting and is an independent consultant to law firms on ethics and risk management.  He was a trial lawyer for 22 years and has practiced in the areas of legal ethics and lawyer malpractice for 20 years.  He is chair of the Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct and recent past chair of the ABA Business Law Section Committee on Professional Responsibility.  He maintains the Web site “Freivogel on Conflicts” at www.freivogelonconflicts.com.  Mr. Freivogel is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Champaign), where he received his B.S. and LL.B.

Gregg M. Lemley is a partner in the St. Louis office of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., where he has an extensive labor and employment law and related commercial litigation practice.  He represents employers in a wide range of litigation matters in both state and federal court in disputes involving discrimination based on race, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin and the FMLA, sexual and racial harassment, and retaliation.  Mr. Lemley also has a substantial practice assisting employers in the development, implementation and application of harassment, drug testing, family medical leave and a wide range of other personnel policies.  Mr. Lemley received his B.A. from Webster University and his J.D. from Washington University School of Law.

Mandatory MCLE Credit Hours and Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility (LEPR) Credit Hours


  This seminar qualifies for 1.0 MCLE Credit Hour, including up to 1.0 LEPR Credit Hour and
1.0 Employment & Labor Law Specialty Credit Hour. (Tentative)




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