Lawyer Moves + Conflicts Investigations
HWG counsels lawyers and law firms regarding ethical issues surrounding lateral attorney moves. We regularly advise lawyers contemplating lateral moves regarding the requisite ethical rules—including notice and client-file obligations—and the negotiation process. Over the last twelve months, we have successfully transitioned all of our clients to new law firms without any ethical issues or loss of client relationships.
HWG also serves as independent counsel to law firms to investigate potential conflicts for lateral lawyer candidates. In this role, HWG gathers material information and determines if any conflict issues exist without revealing confidential information or waiving privilege. If a conflict issue arises, we counsel our clients as to how to resolve the issue.Read More+