As tempting as the story on Apple’s ad blockers was, I think I’ll focus on lawyers.
“Lawyer’s Offstage Acts Threaten Record Pact,” The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2015 C1. A lawyer on one side of a law suit allegedly shares information he shouldn’t have shared with a lawyer on the other side. Turns up in an investigation of sham legal bills to MasterCard. At issue is a now potentially defective $6 billion settlement.
All employees have a common law duty to hold their employer’s confidential information confidential. Lawyers have a special duty in this regard.
But people breach their duties. How do you protect yourself? If you’re the law firm, how do you protect yourself?