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Panama Papers Bring Law Firm Ethics Controversy To Fore

Law360, New York (April 6, 2016, 12:18 AM EDT) -- The Panama Papers leak has spotlighted a growing debate over attorneys’ obligations to sniff out money laundering risks, and several experts say it’s a warning shot to firms operating on the edge to button up their practices or risk losing reputable clientele and getting ensnared in future investigations.

The trove of 11.5 million documents leaked from offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca and being made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists doesn’t necessarily show explicit wrongdoing on the part of Mossack Fonseca or the handful...
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