Freivogel on Conflicts
William Freivogel
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999 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 203-0110
E-mail: billfreivogel@me.com
Web: www.freivogel.com

Consulting Services
Freivogel on Conflicts

Currently: January 1, 2007 to date: Independent consultant for law firms on ethics and professional liability.

2002 to December 31, 2006: Senior Vice President-Loss Prevention, Aon Risk Services.

2000 to July 2002: Independent consultant for law firms and other lawyer groups on legal ethics and professional liability.  

1988 to 2000:  Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society ("ALAS"); Senior Vice President and Loss Prevention Counsel, 1998 to March 2000. 

1983 to 1988:  Founding partner, Burke, Bosselman, Freivogel, Weaver, Glaves & Ryan, Chicago, Illinois.  1968 to 1983:  Ross & Hardies, Chicago, Illinois (became partner in 1972).  1965 to 1968:  Private practice in Danville, Illinois.

Areas of Practice:

Trial lawyer for 23 years. Substantive areas: antitrust; civil rights; constitutional law; products liability; intellectual property. 

Since 1987 limited to legal ethics, lawyer malpractice, and related disciplines.  Written many articles and given many speeches to large law firms and bar groups on those topics.  Consulted on the telephone with ethics and loss prevention personnel at law firms on several thousand occasions.  Worked with the American Law Institute in its formulation of the Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers - as a member of the Members' Consultative Group.  Member of the Advisory Council of the ABA Commission on the Evaluation of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct ("Ethics 2000" project).  Testified before ABA Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice.

Representative Organizations:

Editorial Board, ABA/BNA Lawyers' Manual on Professional Conduct (2005-date) (Chair 2006-2008); Professional Responsibility Committee, Business Law Section, American Bar Association (Chair 2007-2010); Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) (Board Member 2008-2010); American Law Institute; American Bar Foundation; Lawyers' Club of Chicago.

Representative Articles:

Publishes Freivogel on Conflicts, an online publication dedicated to conflicts of interest.  It contains approximately 250 pages of material.


Revised conflict-of-interest chapters for the Sixth, Seventh, & Eighth Editions of the ABA Annotated Rules of Professional Conduct.

Many articles for the ALAS Loss Prevention Journal, from 1990 to 1999, and major portions of the ALAS Loss Prevention Manual.  Other writings include: A Short History of Conflicts of Interest. The Future?, 20 Professional Lawyer No. 2, p. 3 (September 2010); Selected Ethics Issues in Litigation Practice, 72 Tulane L. Rev. 637 (1997) (co-author); Conflicts of Interest: A Storm Warning from the U.S.?, The European Lawyer, Nov. 2001, at 20; Conflicts of Interest and the Business Lawyer: A Professional Liability Epidemic, 11 Delaware Lawyer 32 (Winter 1993); Emerging Conflict of Interest Issues, 79 Illinois Bar J. 628 (December 1991). 

Number of articles on the interface of information technology with legal ethics and professional liability.  Internet Communications, Part II, A Larger Perspective: originally written for the January 1997 ALAS Loss Prevention Journal.  One of the first commentaries to suggest that lawyers may use the Internet to communicate without the difficulties of using encryption. If you wish read the article, email us at billfreivogel@me.com.

Speaking Engagements


2014

January 10 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics & Elder Abuse
January 21 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Confidentiality
January - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics Update
March 13 - Chicago - Chicago Bar Association - Ethics in Estate Planning
March 29 - Las Vegas - Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers - Conflicts of Interest
April 1 - Chicago - Loyola University School of Law - Ethics in Large Law Firms
May 1 - Boston - ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability - Discovery of Insurance Counsel Communications
May 7 & 8 - Texas - Private Organization - Corporate Family Issues
May 9 - Chicago - Private Organization - Corporate Family Issues
June 13 & 30 - St. Louis - University of Missouri (KC) - CLE Ethics Program
July 18 - Door County - State Bar of Wisconsin - Ethics for Intellectual Property Lawyers
August 21 - Chicago - Private Law Firm - Ethics of Mistakes
August 22 - Professional Education Broadcast Network - Ethics & Employment Law
September 10 - Chicago - ABA - Ethics for Business Lawyers
October 16 - Chicago - Aon Symposium - Conflicts of Interest
October 30 - Chicago Private Law Firm - Conflicts for IP Lawyers
October 31 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Dishonest Client
November 14 - Rock Island Bar Association - Ethics of Engagement and Disengagement
December 19 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Confidentiality

2015

January 8 - ABA Teleseminar - Advance Conflict Waivers
February 10 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Conflicts of Interest
March 6 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics and the Elderly
March 31 - Chicago - Loyola University Law School - Ethics in Large Law Firms
May 8 - Florida - Private Law Firm - Conflicts of Interest
May 11 - Chicago - Practicing Law Institute - "Who Is the Client?"
June 9 & 10 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics in Litigation
June 17 & 24 - Chicago - Private Law Firm - Selected Ethics Issues
June 25 - Kentucky - Private Law Firm - Ethics
June 19 & 30 - St. Louis - University of Missouri (KC) - CLE Ethics Program
August 6 - ABA Teleseminar - "Fun with Former Clients"
September 8 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics and Pre-trial Investigations
September 16 - Chicago - ABA - Ethics Basics for Business Lawyers

2016

February 1 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics
April 5 - Chicago - Loyola University Law School - Ethics is Large Law Firms
April 14 - Paris - APRL - Conflicts of Interest In Europe, a Comparison
April 22 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics in Estate Planning
May 4 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics Review
June 17 & 30 - St. Louis - University of Missouri, Kansas City - Practical Ethics
July 19 - ABA Teleseminar - Ethics in Estate Planning
October 3 - Teleseminar - University of Calgary Law School - Ethics and Technology
October 21 - Chapel Hill - University of North Carolina - Ethics for Corporate Lawyers
October 26 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Ethics in Real Estate Practice
December 15 - Chicago Private Law Firm - Conflicts of Interest

2017

January 24 - Professional Education Broadcast Network Teleseminar - Conflicts of Interest
April 4 - Chicago - Loyola University Law School- Ethics
April 21 - Boston - ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Liability - Conflicts of Interest
May 5 - Chicago - John Marshall Law School - Ethics in Intellectual Property Practice
May 15-18 - San Francisco - IntApp User Conference - Technology in Law Firm
June 9 - Minneapolis - Minnesota CLE - Conflicts of Interest
June 16 & 30 - St. Louis - University of Missouri (KC) - Ethics

Education:

LL.B., 1965, University of Illinois (Champaign); 
B.S., 1962, University of Illinois (Champaign).

Consulting Services
Freivogel on Conflicts