5 Rules Of Engagement When Facing Opposing Counsel

Law360, New York (February 12, 2010, 2:52 PM EST) -- In the world of high-stakes litigation, tempers can run high and reasonableness can fly out the window. But while it's important to be a zealous advocate for your client, it also serves to keep your head when dealing with opposing counsel and remember these five rules of engagement.

1. Be flexible.

Some attorneys automatically say no to opposing counsel, even when the requests are reasonable and won't hurt their client. But saying no to everything can end up hurting you in the long run, attorneys said....
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