Outside Ethics Counsel
HWG serves as outside ethics counsel to dozens of law firms, including many with global footprints. We regularly advise law firms on issues involving conflicts among existing, former, and prospective clients. We also advise law firms in all phases of their operations from formation and organization to internal disputes, dissolutions, and bankruptcies. HWG has assisted law firms in documenting bank loans, drafting and amending partnership agreements, drafting form retainer letters, and other matters necessary to law practice.
In addition to serving as outside ethics counsel to law firms, HWG offers pro bono representation to organizations that provide access to justice to underserved populations. These organizations include the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, the Public Defender Service, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee, Bread for the City, and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.Read More+