Risk Management Tips For Attys Serving As Local Counsel

Law360, New York (August 19, 2016, 11:32 AM EDT) -- Patrick S. (Sean) Ginty

Seth L. Laver Many attorneys are territorial animals. The thought of voluntarily exposing a client to potential competition may be frightening. Yet, given the licensing requirements attached to the practice of law, attorneys seeking to represent clients outside of their home state may require the use of local counsel. As such, they may be reluctant to risk the possibility of losing clients to competitors. Often, lead counsel maintains sole contact with the client and makes substantive decisions, merely relying upon local counsel only to serve in the requisite capacity to satisfy jurisdictional procedures. Therein lies the problem:...

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