Ca. Litig. Rev. 2017


By Wendy Huang and Kermit Marsh

An Analysis of the Expansion of General Counsel’s Ethical Obligations

Over the past few years, in-house counsel have experienced a continuing expansion of their ethical obligations. 2017 was no exception. A decision by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and a decision by the California Supreme Court have expanded the responsibilities for preserving and safeguarding evidence and for review and production of communications, respectively. Both warrant serious consideration by all in-house counsel, in both the public and private sectors.

Developing Technology and the Duty to Preserve and Safeguard Information

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