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Mintz Hosts “40 Years Later: The Legacy of Watergate” Seminar

Former White House Counsel John Dean, Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld and Presidential Historian James Robenalt to Speak

Mintz. Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., is hosting a seminar entitled “40 Years Later: The Legacy of Watergate.”  The seminar, which offers attorneys three hours of ethics CLE credit, will explore the ethical duties of an attorney who becomes entangled in client wrongdoing, whether deliberately or unwittingly.  The seminar is being held on October 21st at 4:30 p.m. at the Yale Club in New York City. 

Forty years after the Watergate break-in, Mr. Robenalt, a presidential historian, and Mr. Dean, former White House Counsel during Richard Nixon’s tenure, take participants from the slide into conspiracy and obstruction of justice to Mr. Dean’s “cancer on the presidency” talk with President Nixon, which was recorded in the Oval Office on March 21, 1973. Also participating in the seminar is former Massachusetts Governor William Weld who, prior to becoming governor, was a staff member in both the US House of Representatives, where he participated in the Watergate impeachment inquiry, and the US Senate, where he worked for New York's Jacob Javits.

Governor Weld, a Member in the Corporate & Securities and Litigation Practices of Mintz,  as well a Principal in the firm’s consulting affiliate, ML Strategies, LLC, provides clients with advice and counsel related to domestic and international government strategies, international business transactions, cross-border investments, and international capital flows.

Prior to becoming counsel to the president in July 1970 at age 31, Mr. Dean was chief minority counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, the associate director of a law reform commission, and associate deputy attorney general of the United States. He served as Richard Nixon’s White House lawyer for a thousand days.

Mr. Robenalt is a partner and former chair of the business litigation group at Thompson Hine LLP’s Cleveland office. He teaches the legal ethics and representation of an organization under new Model Rules 1.13 and 1.6., and he brings valuable insight to the Watergate matter as a fact witness.