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L&C 2015 Program

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM

16. Ethics

Salon 3, Lobby Level

This panel will discuss key professional responsibility and ethics issues that may confront derivatives lawyers. Topics to be discussed include red flags, gatekeepers and derivatives lawyers; Reporting wrongdoing up the organizational ladder; Anti-evasion considerations in furnishing advice and structuring transactions; Whistleblower issues, including anti-retaliation policies and employment agreements; Internal investigation issues, including dual representations, preserving the attorney-client privilege; and Experts as the lawyer’s agent.


Michael Sackheim, Partner, Sidley Austin


Athena Eastwood, Partner, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft
Christopher Ehrman, Director, Whistleblower Office, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Michael Keats, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Meltem Kodaman, Counsel, Sutherland
Howard Schneider, Senior Consultant, Charles River Associates