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College of Law to Host 32nd Annual Law Review Symposium

Feb 20, 2009

Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law's 32nd annual Law Review Symposium will focus on the "The Role of Ethics in the Corporate Landscape," Friday, March 20, in the College of Law's Moot Court Room.

Dr. Joanne Brant, professor of law at Ohio Northern, will serve as moderator for the event, which features six acclaimed speakers. Presentations begin at 9:15 a.m. and run throughout the day.

Professor Leonard Gross will present "What Duties Does Corporate Counsel Owe to Minority Shareholders in a Closely Held Corporation?" Gross is a member of the School of Law faculty at Southern Illinois University, and he serves as president of the Southern Illinois chapter of the ACLU.

A seasoned employment law attorney and nationally recognized spokeswoman on ethics, Lynn D. Lieber will present "Corporate Culture and Ethics: The Emerging Role of In-House Counsel." Lieber is the founder of Workplace Answers Inc., which provides superior web-based ethics and compliance training to employees and supervisors.

Carolyn Lindsey will present "More Than You Bargained For: Successor Liability Under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act." Lindsey draws on her experience as director of member services at TRACE International Inc., a nonprofit membership association that pools resources to provide practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance solutions for multinational companies and their commercial intermediaries. She is also an adjunct professor of law at the George Washington School of Law.

Leonard Bucklin will speak on "More Preaching, Fewer Rules: A Process for the Lawyer's Maintenance of Corporate Ethics." Bucklin is an adjunct faculty member of the Round Table Scholars and the principal of Corporate-Ethics US. In addition, he is a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Finally, Mason Evans and Eric Gallon will join together to present "Slip-Ups and Safety Nets: The Procedural Disclosure of Privileged or Protected Documents Under Ohio Law." Evans is a partner in the Columbus office of Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP and a member of the firm's Technology Practice Group, where he handles and coordinates technology-related commercial litigation. Gallon is a senior attorney at the Columbus office of Porter Wright Morris and Arthur LLP. His practice spans a variety of areas, including public utilities law, Clean Air Act compliance and commercial disputes.

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