January 22, 2012
New Article - Indictment of Lawyers for their Legal Advice
Attorney Jack Fernandez (Zuckerman Spaeder LLP) has an interesting Essay for the the ABA's White Collar Book entitled, An Essay Concerning the Indictment of Lawyers for Their Legal Advice. It is here - Download 3533275_1 DOCX (3) (3)
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This article should be mandatory reading for corporate lawyers. In his essay, Attorney Jack Fernandez provides a framework for analyzing those situations where it is or is not appropriate to indict a lawyer for his legal advice. But in the course of addressing that question, Fernandez explores the difficulties facing lawyers in advising clients facing tough business decisions, particularly in heavily regulated industries, as well as decisions which have the potential for catastrophic consequences. He offers his essay as a starting point for further discussion and it is an excellent start at that.
Posted by: Jon May | Jan 28, 2012 7:18:54 PM