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Keep Calm and Carry On – What to Do With a Letter From Bar Counsel

By Edward S. Cheng on October 31, 2018

Keep Calm and Carry On – What to Do With a Letter From Bar Counsel Monday morning just got worse.  You... Read More »

Supreme Judicial Court limits use of in pari delicto defense

By Edward S. Cheng on October 11, 2018

In the recent case of Merrimack College v. KPMG, LLP (SJC-12434), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court cut back on the... Read More »

The Attorney – Client Relationship 101: Helpful Reminders Before, During and After Representation

By Jessica Gray Kelly on September 24, 2018

The existence, terms, and scope of an attorney-client relationship are generally straightforward and understood between the parties.  There are times,... Read More »

How to Withdraw from Representation Ethically in Mass

The saying goes, “Getting married is easy, getting divorced is complicated.” A similar sentiment applies once a lawyer has entered... Read More »

Stormy and the lawyers: Ethics 101

By Thomas F. Maffei on April 16, 2018

The Stormy Daniels-Donald Trump story has political pundits abuzz with charges and countercharges. Who is telling the truth? Is Daniels... Read More »

Who Can You Talk to Confidentially About a Client Dispute?

By Christopher R. Blazejewski on March 8, 2018

A dispute has arisen between you and a client. You are not exactly sure how to handle the situation, so... Read More »

Corporate Counsel And Duties Beyond The Client published on Law360.com

Representing closely-held entities can present a challenging array of ethical dilemmas for in-house or outside counsel, especially with regard to... Read More »

Why Mediation Works (99% of the Time)

By Thomas F. Maffei on December 7, 2016

As a mediator, I am not surprised by how much effort lawyers devote to picking the “right” mediator, even though... Read More »

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