Event | Vienna

The Ethics of Bias: The Evolving Legal Landscape

Region: Americas
25 October 2023
Tower Club
8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700
Vienna, VA 22182
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The place of LGBTQ+ people in society has generated significant controversy in recent years. What are the ethical obligations of a lawyer interacting with LGBTQ+ colleagues, employees, clients, customers? What are the obligations in dealing with the objections of others, founded in their religious beliefs? Recent developments at the Supreme Court, such as Bostock, 303 Creative, and Groff v. DeJoy, and in lower courts, as well as recent legislation in Virginia, shed significant light on these questions.

Join us for this program designed for general counsel and chief legal officers from the greater DC region as we explore the underlying ethical issues these decisions present for in-house counsel, including their relation to Virginia's Principles of Professionalism and Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4 and others, as well as the ethics rules of nearby states that have adopted the ABA's model anti-discrimination rule.

Space is limited at this complimentary luncheon at the Tower Club in Vienna, VA, where attendees will also receive a welcome gift and be entered into a chance to win additional raffle prizes.

Our Presenters

Keith Bradley, co-chair of our Appellate & Supreme Court Practice, will lead the presentation. Prior to joining the firm, Keith clerked with US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and served as a senior advisor to the general counsel of the US Department of Energy.

Rafael M. Langer-Osuna, a Litigation partner in our San Francisco and Miami offices, is co-chair of the National Trans Bar Association and a co-chair of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (the San Francisco Bay Area’s LGBTQ Bar association) and, as such, frequently speaks on issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community, including the ethical implications of discrimination and harassment in the legal context.

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