Publication
September 05, 2018

This past week, the California Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in Sheppard Mullin v. J-M Industries, __ Cal. 4th __, 2018 WL 4137013 (August 30, 2018).  In that case the Court considered whether an advance conflict waiver in a law firm’s engagement agreement was effective, and, if not, whether to affirm the court of appeal’s wide-reaching holding that an invalid advance conflict waiver in an engagement agreement automatically invalidates the arbitration clause in that agreement and requires a disgorgement of all attorneys’ fees.

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