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Conference Tackles Transatlantic Ethics and Regulatory Issues

By John Murph

October 19, 2018

On November 9, lawyers and legal experts from the United States and the United Kingdom will gather in Washington, D.C., for the day-long conference Crisscrossing the Pond: Transatlantic Issues in Legal Ethics and Law Firm Regulations. 

Presented by the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) and the Law Society of England and Wales, the conference will tackle pressing legal ethics and professional regulatory issues facing each country’s lawyers and law firms, including Brexit, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), anti-money laundering and terrorist finance initiatives, cross-border conflicts of interest, and professional privilege. 

Jan Jacobowitz, a lecturer in law at the University of Miami School of Law and president-elect of APRL, will deliver the welcome remarks, followed by the panel sessions. Panel discussions will feature attorneys from London, Liverpool, Las Vegas, Memphis, New York City, and other U.S. cities. 

Don S. De Amicis, an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and senior advisor at the Transnational Strategy Group, will give the luncheon keynote address, focusing on the impact of globalization on legal risk. Stephen Denyer director of strategic relationships at the Law Society England and Wales, will close out the conference. 

To foster deeper insight into the discussions, attendance is limited to the first 70 registrants. Registration closes October 26. The conference takes place at Kimpton Hotel Monaco, 700 F Street NW. Visit the event website to register and for more information.