Multijurisdictional Practice of Law for In-House CounselPDF
The Eseeola Lodge
175 Linville Avenue
Linville, North Carolina
Peter C. Buck co-presented Multijurisdictional Practice of Law for In-House Counsel at The Eseeola Lodge in Linville, NC. They discussed ethical and other issues faced by in-house counsel who engage in multijurisdictional practice of law. They analyzed applicable statutes and Rules of Professional Responsibility governing the practice of law by in-house counsel, with a focus on in-house counsel located in North Carolina representing entities engaged in national business activities. The program also addressed the scope of authority, professional responsibilities, and associated ethical considerations posed by multijurisdictional transactions and litigation, including (1) parameters of "practicing law"; (2) pro hac vice admission in multijurisdictional litigation; (3) engagement of local counsel in multijurisdictional transactions and litigation; (4) professional responsibilities of in-house counsel in relation to their representation of business entities, as opposed to individual employees; and (5) authority of other states' regulatory authorities to govern the practice of law and to impose associated disciplinary sanctions.