Richard Supple Quoted in Law360 Article on NY Ruling Strengthening the Shield for In-House Ethics Advice

July 14, 2016

J. Richard Supple Jr., Partner-in-Charge of the New York office and member of the Lawyers for the Profession® group at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was quoted in the article "NY Ruling Strengthens Shield For In-House Ethics Advice," published by Law360 on July 13, 2016. 

The article discuses a recent New York appeals court decision backing the right of lawyers to keep ethical guidance from general counsels confidential, saying the privilege will encourage discussions that protect clients as well as attorneys and their firms. Mr. Supple is quoted as saying "One of the things I think the court got right here is that prompt and candid communications can help the client as much as the lawyer because if someone screws up a case or blows a deadline, there might be something salvageable if it's addressed promptly."

Read the full article "NY Ruling Strengthens Shield For In-House Ethics Advice" on the Law360 website. Please note a subscription is required. 

Mr. Supple is the co-leader of the firm's Lawyers for Professionals Department. He concentrates in the representation of law firms and lawyers in professional ethics-related matters, including disciplinary and legal malpractice cases, partnership and fee disputes, disqualification and sanctions motions, risk management advising and internal investigations.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.