Sheppard Fee Loss Ups Ante For Consent In BigLaw Waivers

Law360, New York (March 1, 2016, 10:41 PM EST) -- A California appellate court's recent order for Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP to refund millions in legal fees to a former client should scare attorneys who aren't having frank discussions with clients about conflicts and the uneven response courts are having to advance waivers, experts said.

In a sharply worded decision, a unanimous three-judge panel said Sheppard Mullin lawyers had allowed a conflict to pervade its "entire relationship" with J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. when it failed twice to warn J-M about a potential adverse relationship...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.