Professional ResponsibilityAnthony E. Davis, New York Law Journal
Legal Fees: What Happens When Principles of Law or Ethics Conflict?
In his Professional Responsibility column, Anthony E. Davis reviews the Court of Appeals decision on whether to enforce the plain language of a contract between two lawyers for sharing legal fees when the lawyers had not complied with the requirements of the Rules of Professional Conduct, and a New York City Bar ethics opinion on reconciling the duty to report a lawyer's fraudulent billing and the duty to preserve confidentiality.
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