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Debra Squires-Lee quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Ruling has patent bar exhaling sigh of relief – No per se conflict for firm with similar clients “

January 4, 2016

Debra Squires-Lee, a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and co-chair of the Business Litigation and Professional Liability Practice Groups, was recently quoted in a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article, “Ruling has patent bar exhaling sigh of relief – No per se conflict for firm with similar clients.” The article discusses the Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling in the case Maling v. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, et al.,

From the article:

Given that the SJC could have concluded its opinion without offering that “really strong reminder,” firms would be wise to heed the call to ensure the effectiveness of their protocols for checking for conflicts, advised Debra A. Squires-Lee, a legal malpractice and complex commercial litigator in Boston.

“Clearly, the onus is still on the firm to check and double check that there isn’t a potential conflict of interest,” she said.

Read the full article here.

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