Andrew H. Friedman Speaks at the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Andrew H. Friedman spoke at the American Bar Association’s 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference in Washington, D.C. Mr. Friedman, joined by Daniel Engelstein (of Levy Ratner, P.C., New York, NY), Stephanie Padilla (of Johns Manville, Denver, CO), and
Dayna E. Underhill (of Holland & Knight LLP, Portland, OR) spoke on “Ethics Issues in Handling the Dissolution of Firms.” Their panel discussion explored the many questions that arise upon the breakup of a firm. They examined the Model Rules and discussed best practices against the turbulent backdrop that can occur with firm dissolution answering questions such as:
- Who keeps the clients?
- What are the rights of the clients to information?
- How will work best be transferred from one firm to another?
- What information should a lawyer who has played a principal role in representation provide open departing; and when should it be provided?
- What conflicts of interest are present?
This panel discussion reprised a similar discussion that Mr. Friedman and Ms. Underhill presented in March 2017 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the Midwinter Meeting of American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law and Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee.