Fiedler and Davis Discuss Professional Ethics Due Diligence for Firms Bringing in Laterals and Their Cases

October 1, 2018

Hinshaw attorneys Noah Fiedler and Anthony Davis discuss in DRI's Professionalism Perspectives newsletter professional ethics due diligence for law firms bringing in laterals and their cases. In particular, they discuss a recent Ohio appellate court decision—McFarland v. Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio LLP—that reversed a firm's summary judgment victory in a legal malpractice suit, rejecting the argument that a lateral never properly brought the underlying matter to the firm, and was only "moonlighting" when he worked on it.

Read the article in the Professionalism Perspectives newsletter (PDF)

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. law firm with approximately 425 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.