Texas General Counsel Forum | Negotiation Ethics CLE Presentation


Fish’s Jayme Partridge and David Conrad will present “Negotiation Ethics” with the Texas General Counsel Forum on May 25.

Fish is a proud supporter of the Texas General Counsel Forum (TGCF), who is committed to serving in-house leadership in Texas. With more than 650 general and senior managing counsel members representing over 450 companies across the state, the Forum has established a network unparalleled in the legal community. Through the strategic programming and networking events hosted in its chapter cities, TGCF’s goal is to build relationships, exchange best-practices, and spearhead thought leadership amongst members and across the legal community. Panel details are below.

Negotiation Ethics
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 12:00-1:00 CT

Honesty, diligence, and candor are the bedrock values of the legal profession. Attorneys are required to act ethically not only with respect to their clients, but also to third parties involved in their clients’ matters. This duty is particularly relevant in the context of negotiations. Generally, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct prohibit attorneys from knowingly making false statements of material fact or law to third parties. However, the model rule is a nebulous standard with many gray areas that can create potential pitfalls for unwary attorneys.

In this program, Fish attorneys Jayme Partridge and David Conrad provide an overview of the ethical rules governing negotiations. Our speakers will answer the following questions and more:

  • What rules govern attorney conduct in negotiations?
  • What do those rules permit and prohibit?
  • What laws apply to attorney conduct in negotiations?
  • What are the consequences of unethical behavior?
  • What are the benefits of behaving ethically in negotiations?


  • Jayme Partridge, Principal, Fish & Richardson
  • David Conrad, Principal, Fish & Richardson

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