3 Ways To Avoid Conflict Of Interest Land Mines

Law360, Houston (September 18, 2014, 2:27 PM EDT) -- Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP learned a hard lesson about the perils of conflicts of interest when a New York federal judge slapped the firm with a $270,000 sanction for refusing to bow out of an antitrust suit involving former client Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.

In the case of Boies Schiller, U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon awarded $271,063 in legal fees to Host Hotels, which had been represented by the firm more than a decade earlier in a long-running dispute with Marriott International Inc. 

Boies Schiller's role in that case presented a conflict of interest that "could not have been...

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