Overcoming Ethical Challenges for Multi-Firm Lawyers and Their Firms: Fiduciary Duty, Conflict, Fee-Splitting and More
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide attorneys and law firms with the guidance necessary to avoid ethical missteps when attorneys are associated with more than one firm. The panel will discuss specific practices for avoiding pitfalls with conflicts of interest, fee-splitting, fiduciary duty issues and more.
- Fiduciary duties
- Taking clients from one firm to another
- Communicating with clients
- Conflict-checking procedures
- Maintaining professional independence
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the ethical constraints for firms and attorneys on working with attorneys with multi-firm affiliations?
- What must attorneys and firms implement to avoid pitfalls with conflicts-checking when associated with more than one firm?
- What resolutions are appropriate for dealing with fee-sharing restrictions?
- What are the factors involved in determining which firm gets the engagement of the attorney's clients?
William T. Burke
Williams & Connolly
Mr. Burke concentrates his practice in complex civil and criminal litigation in state, federal, and appellate courts.... | Read More
Mr. Burke concentrates his practice in complex civil and criminal litigation in state, federal, and appellate courts. He has extensive experience representing corporations, their officers and directors, and professional firms in securities litigation, SEC enforcement proceedings, shareholder derivative actions, internal investigations, malpractice actions, and commercial litigation. He represents lawyers and law firms with respect to ethical and legal malpractice issues, and is a member of Williams & Connolly’s Ethics Committee.Close
Craig D. Singer
Williams & Connolly
Mr. Singer concentrates his practice in three broad areas: professional liability, criminal defense, and appellate... | Read More
Mr. Singer concentrates his practice in three broad areas: professional liability, criminal defense, and appellate work. He represents lawyers and law firms, including some of the nation’s largest firms, in federal and state courts, government investigations, and arbitration proceedings in many jurisdictions around the country. He has played a significant role in developing and litigating defenses to claims commonly brought against lawyers and law firms, including defenses based on in pari delicto, elements of aiding and abetting claims, attorney-client duties, proximate causation and damages.Close