Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Georgia Supreme Court accepted the voluntary license surrender of an attorney who
was employed as in-house counsel for a corporation that allowed him to do outside work as long as he did not do so on company time and as long as his [outside] work did not raise any conflicts of interest with company matters.
He used an outside law firm that did work for the corporation to do his private cases. He approved billings based on altered time records knowing that they were not for work on that was behalf of the corporation.
In Georgia, license surrender is "tantamount to disbarment." (Mike Frisch)