Lawyer Ethics

The Decision That Has Shaped Privilege Law For 40 Years

This is the fortieth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that “forever redefined the corporate attorney–client privilege,” writes Todd Presnell in his Presnell on Privileges…

The Long Strange Trip Of Cleta Mitchell

The unlikely career path of former Foley & Larder partner Cleta Mitchell is the subject of a recent article in the online daily Urban Milwaukee.…

Fear Of COVID May Justify Attorney Withdrawal, Says New York Bar

An advisory opinion from the New York State Bar Association says that if a lawyer fears contracting Covid as a result of some aspect of…

Remote Litigation Is Here To Stay

2020 is likely to prove to be the year when the world took a giant step toward a new societal norm we now call “virtual.”…

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…

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