Janis Meyer Quoted in Article About the Importance of Due Diligence in the Wake of the Panama Papers Leak

May 12, 2016

Janis M. Meyer, a New York-based partner in the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was quoted in the article "Law Firms Look for Lessons—and Clients—in Panama Papers Leak" published by The American Lawyer on May 12, 2016.

The article notes that, in the wake of the Panama Papers leak, law firms are looking for opportunities to assist clients who may have been impacted. With respect to law firms, Ms. Meyer states that law firms should look upon this as  a wake-up call and  is quoted as saying "[f]irms would be well served to take this opportunity to review their client intake procedures." She also states that large firms working internationally must also perform due diligence on their local counsel to ensure that they maintain high ethical standards. "People get caught in getting the deals done," she said. "There should be standardized procedures in law firms for retaining or hiring local counsel."

Read the full article "Law Firms Look for Lessons—and Clients—in Panama Papers Leak" on the American Lawyer website. Please note subscription is required.

Janis Meyer focuses her practice on professional responsibility, risk management and professional liability law, with particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Having served as the general counsel of a global firm, Ms. Meyer is familiar with a broad spectrum of professional liability, human resource, and other risk management issues arising in law firms.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 500 attorneys providing coordinated legal services across the United States and in London. Hinshaw lawyers partner with businesses, governmental entities and individuals to help them effectively address legal challenges and seize opportunities. Founded in 1934, the firm represents clients in complex litigation and in regulatory and transactional matters.