ABA Rules For Departing Attys Set Unprecedented Limits

By Amy Richardson and Hilary Gerzhoy (January 24, 2020, 4:53 PM EST) -- On Dec. 4, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility published ABA Opinion 489.[1] The opinion imposes new — and significant — restrictions on firms' ability to require departing lawyers to abide by fixed notice periods before transitioning to a new firm....

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