Title: Ethics Issues In Connection With Settlement
Description: This presentation will consider various ethics issues that arise in connection with settlement negotiations and settlement. These issues include the duty of candor and the limits of puffery, material mistakes and the duty to disclose, death of the client before settlement is concluded, conflicts of interest and aggregate settlements involving multiple clients, and restrictions on the right to practice.
About your Speaker:
Cecil Morris is a shareholder and director in the firm of Pendleton, Wilson, Hennessey & Crow, PC in Denver. Cecil graduated from the New York University School of Law, has been in practice for more than 30 years, and is a member of the California and Colorado bars. Cecil’s practice emphasizes complex civil litigation and arbitration, mainly in the areas of securities, business, and commercial law.
Cecil also has expertise in legal ethics and attorney discipline defense. Among other things, Cecil has been a member of the Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Colorado Supreme Court since it was established in 2003, and he has been an active member of the Ethics Committee of the Colorado Bar Association for more than 15 years and was Chair of the Committee in 2004-2005. In addition, Cecil served on the Conduct Committee of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado from 2005 until 2011 and was Chair of that Committee from 2010 until 2011. Cecil also writes and lectures frequently on issues of legal ethics.