Bond In-House Counsel CLE Series: Ethical Issues for In-House Counsel (9/16/08)

April 13, 2008

Program Overview
Program is live in our Syracuse office and transmitted via videoconferencing to our regional offices in Eastern and Western New York, New York City and on Long Island. Bond's technology allows real time interaction between the attendees in our regional offices and the speaker who will be appearing in Syracuse.

Please note that since this conference takes place in Bond offices, seating is limited. Therefore, early registration is recommended.

Lunch is included and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. Program begins at Noon.

CLE Credit
1.5 CLE Ethics Credits (Eligible for MCLE credit for newly-admitted attorneys)
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This program has been designated as providing the listed number of credits in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board.

11:30 a.m. - Noon
Registration and Lunch

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

  • Your obligation to others when conducting internal investigations.
  • Reacting to organizational wrongdoing, including the duty to report "up" and/or "out".
  • The impact on General Counsel's office when you are called as a witness in a case.
  • The ethical obligations of supervising subordinate attorneys.
  • Your duty to report colleague misconduct.


John Gaal is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A., with honors, 1974) and the Notre Dame Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1977), where he was Notes Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review (1977). Mr. Gaal clerked for the Hon. John A. Danaher, U. S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit (1977-1978).

Mr. Gaal's practice covers the full range of labor and employment services on behalf of management. In addition to employment litigation (discrimination, breach of contract, tort claims, etc.) in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies (EEOC and NYSDHR), Mr. Gaal's practice includes such traditional labor services as union avoidance counseling, collective bargaining, and representation of employers before the NLRB and in labor arbitrations. Mr. Gaal has particular experience in the negotiation, defense and use of Project Labor Agreements on major public and private construction projects.