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CONFERENCE REPORT: Pitfalls Abound for a Company’s Lawyer

Nov. 2, 2022, 4:36 PM

Lawyers for companies in litigation face multiple challenges and need to know where the traps lie. In “Representing Organizations in Litigation: Traps and Trouble,” an October 28 session at the Aon Law Firm Symposium in Chicago, Aon Managing Director Douglas R. Richmond offered advice to guide lawyers through the minefield.

First, Richmond said, lawyers need to keep in mind that their client is the organization, not the constituent with whom the lawyer regularly communicates.

For example, if the lawyer believes a particular lawsuit poses a serious risk to the client company, but the assistant general counsel to whom the lawyer ...