Colorado Chapter

All Day Ethics - 11th Annual


Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown
Crestone Ballroom
1420 Stout Street
Denver, CO 80202


The only all-day ethics program designed
specifically for in-house counsel

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7 Ethics Credits (application pending)

Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30am - Program 9:00am to 4:00pm
(includes lunch)


Managing the Multigenerational Workplace: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Social, technological, and scientific developments have broadened the age spectrum of workers and applicants in the American workforce. This presents employers not only with opportunities for growth and innovation, but also challenges in managing diverse expectations and approaches to work, and in implementing human resources policies that work for all. Join Kris Kostolansky and Susan Sperber to discuss best practices and potential issues that can arise when managing the multigenerational workforce.


Kris Kostolansky, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Susan Sperber, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP


Ethical issues that arise in mediating, arbitrating, and litigating labor & employment disputes

This session will be led by a panel of experienced in-house and outside attorneys familiar with ethical issues in handling labor & employment matters.  Topics will include attorney-client and litigation work product privilege issues, litigation holds and challenges with electronically-stored information, representation of employers and individuals, insured matters triggering ethical issues, and ethical differences in arbitrating versus litigating employment disputes.


Todd Fredrickson, Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP


Taggart Hansen, CH2M’s Chief Counsel, Labor and Employment

Joshua Crawley, General Counsel for the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver

Adam Brown, Associate, Fisher & Phillips LLP



Wheel of Misfortune: An in-house lawyer's guide to the issues and pitfalls of unauthorized and multijurisdictional practice of law.


Join us for a gameshow-themed exploration of the ethical rules relating to in-house counsel and the unauthorized or multijurisdictional practice of law.  Themes will include: the scope of actions considered to be the practice of law, the issue of competency when negotiating legal documents governed by the law in a foreign jurisdiction, the use of foreign companies to provide legal research and drafting services, and participating in mediation, arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution.


Dan Wennogle, Partner at Stinson Leonard Street


Talking to the Board: Improving Your Board’s Cybersecurity Literacy

Discussion with Rich Spilde, Partner at Holland & Hart and in-house counsel panel about Board and In-House Counsel Ethical and Legal Obligations to Manage and Oversee Internal Data Security and Security Controls for Outside Counsel.

  • Ethical Obligations to Protect Client Data
  • Ethical Obligations to Protect Employee Privacy
  • Ethical and Legal Issues related to Email monitoring and tracking
  • ACC’s Model Information Protection and Security Model
  • Road Map for Raising Board Awareness and Implementing Safeguards to Mitigate Risks and Comply with Ethical Obligations



Rich Spilde, Partner, Holland & Hart


Ethics in the Digital Age

Technology moves faster than law.  And as part of their ethical duties as members of the legal profession, attorneys are responsible for staying abreast of those changes.  The panel will discuss the ethical obligations relating to Artificial Intelligence, Social Media, and Cybersecurity.  In particular, how the duties of competence and confidentiality, among others, apply to the attorney’s use of technology and securing confidential client data. 


Wendy Cassity, Zayo Group

Cory Fisher, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Lynn Murray, Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Camila Tobón, Shook, Hardy & Bacon


Ethical Issues Framed Within Intellectual Property Law Case Studies: An Interactive Roundtable Discussion

A series of hypotheticals are presented for discussion at your table followed by a group airing of ethical IP issues raised. The issues discussed will set the tone for a unique interactive approach to thinking through and navigating real-world ethical dilemmas. No prior knowledge of IP law is required.


Emma Channing, ‎General Counsel, The Argon Group

Thomas Franklin, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Members: $100.00
Non-members: $200.00

Sponsored By:

  • Fisher & Phillips
  • Holland & Hart
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon
  • Stinson Leonard Street

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Thank you 2018 Chapter Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors:

Fisher & Phillips
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie
Merchant & Gould
Shook Hardy & Bacon

Gold Sponsors:

Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Ballard Spahr
Davis Graham & Stubbs
Gibson Dunn
Lewis Bess Williams & Weese
Littler Mendelson
Snell & Wilmer
Spencer Fane
Stinson Leonard Street
Special Event Sponsors:

Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Barlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott
Corporation Service Company
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Fairfield and Woods
HUB International
Jackson Kelly
Moye White
Perkins Coie


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