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News Posted on July 10, 2012

Professor Ventry Speaks on Professional Ethics

Professor Dennis J. Ventry, Jr. spoke at the Practising Law Institute's (PLI) Pocket MBA Summer 2012 program in San Francisco on professional ethics in the transactional setting. The title of Ventry's presentation, "Giving Legal Advice in the Face of Uncertainty," explored a hypothetical problem pertaining to tax-free like-kind exchanges as a way to frame issues of uncertainty more generally, and to consider how legal advice in an uncertain setting implicates an attorney's ethical responsibilities as well as potential exposure to professional misconduct.

Professor Ventry is an expert in tax policy and legal ethics and has written widely in both fields. His research interests include tax expenditure analysis, family taxation, professional responsibility and standards of care, tax filing and administration, tax compliance, public finance, and tax and legal history. In addition, he was recently added as a co-author on the casebook, Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice.