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From Conflict Waivers to Bad Behavior: Law Firm GC’s Weigh In

Nov. 30, 2016, 5:00 AM

Integrating lateral hires into a firm, negotiating client requests for file destruction, securing advance conflicts waivers from clients, and dealing with lawyers and clients who behave badly—sooner or later, all law firm general counsel will end up facing these four issues. A panel of law firm general counsel provided timely advice on what to do when the inevitable occurs, at the 2016 Aon Law Firm Symposium in Chicago Nov. 17.

“You used to be able to walk around the firm and almost everyone had been at the firm forever,” said panelist David Jiménez-Ekman, partner and firm counsel at Jenner & ...