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June 12th, 2014
In-House Counsel Ethics
In-house counsel face many of the same ethical quandaries private law firm lawyers face. But often, they address these issues with little or no guidance from the Rules of Professional Conduct or written Bar Committee opinions. In a recent article for the American Bar Association, Nicole Hyland, a partner in the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group at Frankfurt Kurnit, shines a light on some of the most vexing ethics issues in-house lawyers must address, including conflicts of interest, corporate family litigation, and attorney advertising. To read the full text of "In-House Counsel Ethics: Practicing Law as a Square Peg", please click here.
If you have questions about attorney ethics and professional responsibility, contact Nicole Hyland at (212) 826 5552 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or any other member of the Frankfurt Kurnit Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group.
Other Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Alerts
Third Annual Litigation Ethics Summit
On November 13, 2020, Frankfurt Kurnit held its Third Annual Litigation Ethics Summit, consisting of three hour-long panels, earning the attendees three ethics CLE credits in New York and California. Read more.
November 19 2020
A Primer On New York’s COVID-19 Executive Orders and What They Mean for Your Practice
This past week, New York has taken a number of steps to restrict movement in and around the State in an effort to contain the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued executive orders and the chief judges of the state and federal courts have issued administrative orders that have had a sweeping impact on the legal industry as well as the business community at large. Read more.
March 22 2020
ABA Opinion Limits Restrictions on Departing Partners
There’s important news for law firm leaders who have recently revised partnership and shareholder agreements to restrict partner departures. In ABA Formal Opinion 489, the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility spells out new limits on notice periods, on rules governing communications with clients, and on so-called “ownership” of clients. Here’s what firm managers need to know to stay on the right side of the ethics rules. Read more.
February 6 2020