Think Twice Before Using Deal Counsel As Litigation Counsel

By Brian Timmons and Meredith Mandell (April 17, 2020, 7:24 PM EDT) -- This is an unusual time where deals — once thought written in stone — are cratering under the impact of COVID-19. At the same time, as businesses work remotely with strained resources, litigation is being put on hold — at least in the short term.

No doubt as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, we will see lawsuits filed over deals gone bad and an early question will be: Who should represent your business in the ensuing litigation? 

A client's initial reaction may be that litigation counsel should be from the same firm as the deal lawyer because that firm is...

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