Jenner & Block

"Economic Necessity or a Contract with Trouble?" National Law Journal

Partner David Jiménez-Ekman addresses the increasing practice of hiring contact attorneys to offset costs of large-scale document review and the professional responsibility implications firms should consider when using these attorneys. Among other things, he notes that "Firm counsel should ensure that the employment of contract attorneys satisfies the firm’s ethical obligations concerning disclosures, conflict, fees, malpractice insurance and licensure." Summer Associate Zachary M. LeVasseur assisted in writing this article.