The Ethical Implications of Moonlighting

I recently published “the Ethical Implications of Moonlighting” in the For the Record column with the San Diego Bar Association. The article addresses ethical and risk management concerns arising when a lawyer fully employed by one firm takes an after-hours position with another law firm. These important considerations include the risk of discipline. Read the …

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Appointment to ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation

I am very pleased to learn that I have been appointed to the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Professional Regulation. The committee’s work is “developing, promoting, coordinating, and strengthening professional disciplinary and regulatory programs and procedures throughout the nation, including developing and promoting ABA activities relating to professional discipline, model rules for disciplinary enforcement …

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Ethical Obligations Regarding Data Security

With the advent of remote work, it is more important than ever that lawyers understand their ethical obligations regarding data security. Now is the time for attorneys to revisit this issue according to Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole Buckner’s article in the May edition of the Orange County Lawyer’s Ethically Speaking column.

Fee Sharing and Insurance Disclosure

Attorneys who enter into fee-sharing agreements must be sure that their agreements comply with the California Rules of Professional Conduct. A California court recently determined that a fee sharing agreement was invalid because one of the attorneys failed to disclose that he did not have professional liability insurance. Take a look at my article on …

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Court Disqualifies Firm from Representation Adverse to Client’s Affiliate

By Procopio Partner and General Counsel Carole J. Buckner A recent decision, Trimble Inc. v. PerDiemCo LLC, decided on January 28, 2020 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, applies California law to grant the request to disqualify the Davidson law firm from representation of Trimble Inc. in an appeal. The …

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