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Legal Ethics

Minn. Judge Disqualifies Covington from Representing State In Big Enviro Case Against Ex-Client 3M

Oct 11, 2012, 11:22 pm CDT


Insensitivity to conflicts is part of the modern BigLaw mantra.

By B. McLeod on 2012 10 12, 3:15 am CDT

Well I guess the partners of Covington & Burling know who Gen Counsel for 3M is now, and the smelly egg they painted up for them to grab. Methinks that they also got some judical ducks(eggs) in arow before, as well. How does a major trial firm think that they can make a conscience decision to avoid any new representation to a client on indemnity issues, then take new subsequent business on legal matters, but then represent adverse counsel for another client, and that being the state no less, where such issues in regards to past legal matters, no doubt, were the main subject of their original counsel. Wow. Greed will get you every time.

By C.F. Santorello on 2012 10 14, 10:33 am CDT

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