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Private Eyes and the Professional Rules: Legal Ethics of Using Investigators 2019 *In-Person at the D.C. Bar*

August 29, 2019

Credits: 2.0 Ethics Credit Hours

Description:  Our insightful and engaging faculty will review how attorneys use investigative services in a variety of legal contexts, including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial diligence.  They also will discuss the application of attorney rules of professional conduct to such uses of investigators, including potential ethical issues raised by the retention of investigators, guardrails to place on investigative projects, and best practices for using investigative firms ethically and effectively.  Topics our panel will discuss include:

  • How lawyers use investigators to address legal issues
  • Key ethics rules implicated by attorney retention of investigators
  • Ethical pitfalls investigators can create
  • Best practices for ethically using investigators.


  • Patrick M. McMullen, Veretus Group
  • Hope C. Todd, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Counsel
  • Other Faculty Invited

Fee: $89 D.C. Bar Community Members; $99 D.C. Bar Members; $109 Government and Non-profit Attorneys; $129 Others

The D.C. Bar CLE Program now offers discounted group registration rates! For more information, contact the CLE Office at CLE@dcbar.org or 202-626-3488.



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Patrick McMullen, Veretus Group

Hope Todd, D.C. Bar Legal Ethics Counsel