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Staying Out of Trouble: What Every Attorney Must Know About Ethics 2015

 
Author(s): John C. Koski
Practice Area: Ethics/Professional Responsibility
Published: May 2015
PLI Item #: 59145
CHB Spine #: F262

John Koski is the Global Chief Legal Officer for Dentons; Chair of Dentons' Global Risk Management and the Global Security Committees; and legal advisor to Dentons' Global Board and Global Management Committee. 

John also leads the firm's US Lawyers Professional Liability Practice, which counsels law firms, corporate law departments, and individual attorneys on a wide variety of issues.  He has substantial experience in law firm risk management; ethics compliance; partnership, fiduciary duty, and employment law; and insurance matters.

John co-founded and co-edits The Risk Tip, "an unstuffy miscellany of risk and ethics issues of questionable interest to lawyers, risk managers, and other kindred souls who spend too much time on the internet."

John is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility, and speaks frequently on ethics, risk, and professionalism topics. 

John is a member of The Chicago Inn of Court.  He previously was named one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company.

John is current Board Member and past Board President of Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc., a positive youth development agency in Evanston, Illinois.  Prior to joining the firm, John served as a research consultant to the American Bar Association's Judicial Administration Division/Lawyer's Conference Task Force on the Reduction of Litigation Costs and Delay. 

John received his J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was the Senior Articles Editor of the University of Miami Law Review.  While at Miami, he participated in United States Supreme Court Associate Justice William Brennan’s Constitutional Law Seminar.  He earned his B.A. in Political Science and Psychology at Vanderbilt University.