Lawyer Ethics

Malpractice Lawyer Indicted – Was It Extortion Or A Consulting Fee?

One of Maryland’s leading medical malpractice attorneys has been charged by federal prosecutors with attempted extortion. Allegations are that he demanded $25 million, couched as…

Fines, Restitution, “Recommended” For Law Firm Owner In Wayward Investment Scheme

A South Carolina law firm and its attorney/owner are among respondents who could face nearly $3 million in fines and restitution, in a matter before…

Bill-Collecting Law Firm Sued Over Court Debts

A firm that is one of the nation’s largest collectors of debt owed to municipalities and other government entities has been sued for what plaintiffs…

Data-Breach Conundrum For In-House Counsel Now Said To Include Potential Personal Liability

A data breach brings with it some of the most difficult calls in-house legal will ever have to make. What happened? How serious is it?…

How In-House Counsel Can Protect Trade Secrets

As bring-your-own device policies proliferate and digital storage becomes cheaper and more prevalent, it gets easier to pilfer trade secrets. Whether intentional or unintentional, it…

Was “Build The Wall” GC Asleep At The Wheel?

Four principals of crowdfunding organization “We Build the Wall,” including former Trump compadre and campaign manager Stephen Bannon, have been indicted on fraud charges. We…

Trump Lawyer In WI, Working For Kanye West, Draws An Ethics Complaint

A complaint filed with Wisconsin’s Office of Lawyer Regulation alleges that a long-time Republican attorney is working for both the Trump campaign and the presidential…

A Women-Owned Law Firm’s Perspective

The authors, co-founders of a woman-owned and operated firm, note that while women-owned businesses comprise almost 40 percent of privately owned businesses in the United…

Novartis Settles 4-Nation FCPA Bribery Charge

Novartis has agreed to pay $347 million to put to rest years of investigation over alleged kickbacks and other improper conduct in Greece, Vietnam, South…

FLA Insurer Sues Law Firm, Alleging Millions In Fraudulent Claims

Citizens Property Insurance Corp, the state-run insurer of last resort for the climate-ravaged state of Florida, has sued a law firm and several other parties…

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