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Locke Lord Atty's Cold Shoulder To Client An Ethics Breach

Law360, New York (August 1, 2016, 11:11 PM EDT) -- A Locke Lord LLP partner likely broke ethics rules when he chose not to tell a longtime client why he was severing the relationship, experts said Monday, even though a federal judge found that a conflict revealed late in a trademark case didn't justify Locke's disqualification.

While there is scant ethical guidance on specific obligations to explain to a client why a representation must end, lawyers' overarching duty to give clients all information relevant to their case calls for a complete explanation when an adversity is spotted and precipitates the breakup.

In a harsh critique of Locke Lord litigator Roy Hardin...

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New York Southern

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June 28, 2013

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