Janis Meyer Quoted in Bloomberg BNA Article on Engagement Letters

March 14, 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 "Engagement Letters, Waivers Seen as Keys to Managing Risks," published by Bloomberg BNA March 8, 2016.

The article summarizes the panel "Getting Engaged: A New Look at Engagement Letters (and Outside Counsel Guidelines)" presented at the 15th Annual Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference (LMRM) in Chicago. The panel agreed that retainer agreements present an ideal way for law firms to lower their risk profile.

Acting as moderator, Ms. Meyer asked "whether prospective clients sometimes say they just don't do engagement letters." While one panelist said it is rare, a live audience poll showed that some firms make an exception to the policy of requiring engagement letters.

Read the full article "Engagement Letters, Waivers Seen as Keys to Managing Risks," on the Bloomberg BNA website. Please note subscription may be 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.