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Scott B. Singer Publishes "Recent Federal Cases Signal Increased Scrutiny of Ethical Wall Procedures" in the New York Law Journal

Date: 06/25/21

Ethical walls are a necessity when lawyers and prosecutors need to maintain separate teams to review privileged documents or navigate conflicts. In a new article for the New York Law Journal, Scott Singer discusses best practices for effective implementation of ethical walls in light of two recent developments—the decision by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (S.D.N.Y.) to proactively seek a special master to review materials seized from Rudy Giuliani’s home, and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s recent request for a federal court to probe the adequacy of an ethical wall at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius related to their representation of co-defendants Glenmark and Teva in a price-fixing prosecution pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which led to Morgan Lewis’s withdrawal from the matter.

NYLJ - Recent Federal Cases Signal Increased Scrutiny of Ethical Wall Procedures.pdf (pdf | 222.52 KB )