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The Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - Recent Developments in Risk Management - July 2015

July 28, 2015

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Conflicts of Interest — Current Clients — Distinguishing (Permissible) Economic Adversity from (Impermissible) Direct Adversity

Celgard, LLC v. LG Chem, Ltd., 594 F. App'x 669 (Fed. Cir. 2014)

Risk Management Issue: How can law firms determine whether and when mere 'economic' adversity becomes impermissible direct adversity?

In-Firm Attorney-Client Privilege — "Ethics" Counsel — Ethics Counsel Advice Regarding Current Matters

Moore v. Grau, No. 2013-CV-150 (Sup. Ct. N.H. Dec. 15, 2014)

Risk Management Issue: Are communications between de-facto in-house ethics counsel and the attorneys of the firm covered by the attorney-client privilege in the same way as communications with designated firm general counsel?

Former Client Conflicts — Substantial Relationship Test — Imputation of Conflict to New Employer's Entire In-House Legal Department and Outside Counsel — Screening

Dynamic 3D Geosolutions, LLC v. Schlumberger Ltd., et.al., A-14-CV-112-LY (W.D. Tex. March 31, 2015)

Risk Management Issue: What steps are required of both in-house law departments and law firms to avoid disqualification resulting from former client conflicts of interest?

Download or read the complete newsletter hereThe Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - July 2015

This newsletter has been prepared by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. It is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship.

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