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CLE Webinar: Ethics in Evolving Compliance Requirements

2019 CLE Webinar Series
Tuesday, September 10 - Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Internet-based Webinar

1:00PM - 2:00PM Eastern Time


Money laundering in the U.S. is a growing problem — and attorneys who handle business formation are at risk of unknowingly being involved in this criminal act. As compliance requirements continue to evolve, it is harder to keep up with changes, especially as they pertain to ethical guidelines. But failing to comply means attorneys can face serious fines or even lose their license.

Learn to avoid potential missteps by joining this complimentary CLE webinar. Attendees will gain a better understanding of compliance requirements and corresponding ethical strategies. Garth B. Jacobson, Esq., Senior Government Relations Attorney for CT, will cover key governing agencies, recommendations for client due diligence, risk variables, and suggested steps for client assessment.

Topics covered:

  • The intersection of business formation and money laundering/terrorism/tax evasion
  • How attorney-client privilege is impacted by current and emerging legislation
  • Penalties for doing business with certain risk groups
  • The ABA's Gatekeeper initiative that offers risk-based guidance
  • Ethical considerations of potential anti-money laundering requirements for lawyers
  • Due diligence guidelines to prevent ethical dilemmas

Who should join:

  • Attorneys and paralegals in law firms who handle corporate business compliance, entity formation, and mergers and acquisitions
  • In-house counsel and paralegals responsible for corporate compliance

Your expert guide:
Garth B. Jacobson, Esq. — Senior Government Relations Attorney
As a Senior Government Relations Attorney for CT Corporation, Garth B. Jacobson leverages his experience serving as the Chief Legal Counsel to the Montana Secretary of State. In that role, he successfully litigated election law cases before the state trial and appellant courts and federal courts. During that tenure, he served on the state bar committees that drafted business entity legislation, including profit and nonprofit corporate acts, revisions to the partnership laws and the Limited Liability Company Act.