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 U.S. law firm with 450 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.