Multijurisdictional Practice and Ethics Spotlight: Avoiding the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Author
Zach McGee
Date
February 01, 2013
Category
Legal Ethics
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Advising clients outside your home state has become a routine part of practicing law in the 21st century. But how well do you know the rules that govern your ability to perform legal services for a client located in a state where you are not licensed? Do you know what sanctions may be imposed if you are found to have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law?

Speaker:

Zach McGee, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA

Zach leads worldwide business affairs for Sony’s home entertainment division. Before moving to Sony, he was the Senior Vice President, Head of Business & Legal Affairs at Miramax, a leading independent film and television studio. Before joining Miramax, Zach was a Vice President, Legal Affairs, with NBC Universal, Inc. Prior to moving in-house, he was an associate with Davis Polk. Zach clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and he received his Masters of Business Administration from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Zach also has taught negotiation ethics for lawyers as an Adjunct Professor at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University.

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