When Players Change Teams: The Ethical and Legal Ramifications of Attorney Departures

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About This Course

Attorney transitions from one firm to another are fraught with complications, both legal and ethical. This explosive CLE course explores the implications of such a transition and the consequences it may have with regards to finances, security, disclosure and accountability. Presented by renowned attorney Ron Minkoff of Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz PC, the course will address these issues from three perspectives: that of the partners, that of the firm the attorney is transitioning from and that of the attorney’s new firm.

The course will review:

  • disclosure of conflicts
  • partnership agreements
  • voluntary withdrawal
  • retirement
  • forfeiture of competition clauses including Cohen v. Lord and Day &
  • Denburg v. Parker Chapin
  • financial accountability
  • Model Rule 5.6 9a)(1) (adapted from 2.108 a) and its restrictions on agreements
  • Minority Rule including Howard v. Babcok
  • Notice provision and requirement
  • ABA opinion - 09455
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