(CANCELLED) Demand Letters and Extortion - The Fine Line Between Advocacy and a Crime
Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
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Live Program: $99 for Members | $199 for Nonmembers
Small Law Firm: $59 for Members
Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2017-2019), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges (and their staff who are also members), or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.
New York: 2.5 Total: 2.0 Professional Practice, 0.5 Ethics
New Jersey: 2.7 General
California: 2.5 Total: 2.0 General, 0.5 Ethics
Pennsylvania: 2.0 Total: 1.5 General, 0.5 Ethics
This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys
On the heels of the Michael Avenatti indictment for extortion of Nike, there has been a large amount of discussion and questions among attorneys about the fine line between advocacy (in a demand letter for example) and extortion. Many plaintiff side attorneys are concerned that employers will try to use claims of extortion to deflate a pre-complaint demand and employer side attorneys need to be aware of when pre-complaint demands move into extortion. This CLE would educate both sides about the law and where that line exactly exists. The Avenatti indictment will be used as a foray into the topic and as a fact pattern to explain the law. Ethical implications of crossing the line (knowingly or unknowingly), along with best practices, will also be covered.
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Rod Biermann, Offit Kurman
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Labor & Employment, Katherine A. Greenberg, Chair