Founded and chaired by Arthur D. Burger, a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, the firm’s Professional Responsibility Practice Group has represented law firms and lawyers in matters relating to their ethical and legal duties for over fifteen years. Our representation has included litigation, such as defending suits alleging legal malpractice or breaches of fiduciary duties, motions to disqualify, lawyer-discipline investigations and proceedings, and arbitration involving law firm breakups. The group also provides counsel and advice in connection with specific ethical dilemmas presented as well as general compliance and strategies for risk mitigation. The firm is selective in its acceptance of new clients and as to the matters it agrees to undertake, but once retained, the group acts aggressively to protect our clients’ interests and reputations.
Common subject matters addressed by the group include:
- Conflicts of interest
- Withdrawal as counsel
- Reconciling lawyers’ competing duties to clients, the courts and others
- Lawyer migration
- Intra-law firm disputes
- Fee disputes
- Law firm web sites
On occasion, members of the group also provide expert testimony.