Basic rules: when you represent an organization, you must make it clear to employees who wish to retain you that there is a potential conflict of interest. Further, you cannot breach the attorney-client confidentiality by testifying before a grand jury about conversation had with your clients.

How could the General Counsel of Penn State, a

One of the areas I like to address for my fellow New Jersey/New York attorneys is the differences between how things work in each state, including the rules governing the conduct of attorneys.  With New York and New Jersey now allowing reciprocity (also known as admission on motion), there are some great opportunities for attorneys

The Supreme Court of New Jersey reversed the “ethical pronouncements” from the 2018 decision in Cige v. Balducci, pursuant to which an appellate panel found that a retainer agreement entitling the attorney to the greater of three fee calculation methods was invalid. Although the Court upheld the finding that the retainer agreement was unenforceable,

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently issued guidance concerning the ethical duties held by firms and lawyers when a lawyer decides to leave the firm.

First and foremost, under Model Rule 1.4, lawyers have an ethical duty to inform their clients that they intend to change firms.  Where the

There are ethics issues playing out in the courtroom and legal media about the alleged  conduct of a Pennsylvania trial court judge and defense counsel in a case in which a jury awarded $8 billion (yes, billion) in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson in a Risperdal trial. J&J attorneys filed a recusal motion, among

There are three basic components to an attorney’s eligibility to practice in the State of New Jersey: (1) annual registration, including making the required annual payments to the Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection (N.J. Ct. R. 1:28); (2) fulfilling the bi-annual CLE reporting requirements; and (3) maintaining an IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts)