'Beauty Contest' Guidance May Help NY Attys Dodge Conflicts

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 6:39 PM EST) -- New ethics guidelines for lawyers who learn sensitive information from prospective clients in work tryouts known as “beauty contests” will help them skirt potential conflict-of-interest snafus in an age where corporations divulge more details about their legal woes in the hunt for cost-effective counsel, experts said Thursday.

Experts largely hailed the New York City Bar Association's opinion, published Wednesday, that pushes lawyers who get inside details about a case or client to guard those details from disclosure as if they had been provided by a former...
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