Ellisa Opstbaum Habbart of The Delaware Counsel Group LLC joined lawyers from around the world at the International Bar Association’s Annual (the “IBA”) Conference in Sydney, Australia. The Annual Conference examines prevailing legal issues in key jurisdictions around the world.
Ms. Habbart updated conference attendees on developments in the mobility of lawyers during the IBA’s program “Departures and Lateral Hires of Partners”. The panel addressed ethical considerations to clients, vendors, creditors, and employees of the departing firm, and the role and potential liability of the firms to whom the lawyer transitions. Co panelists included Jennifer Bishop (Miller Thomson, Canada), Jorg K. Menzer (Noerr, Romania), Roberto Augustor Nogueira de Pary (Souza Cescon, Brazil), Clemens Schindler (Schindler, Austria), and Tracey Calvert (Oakalls Consultancy, England).

More information about the sessions can be found here.