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Summary

Lateral hiring is a common solution for law firms looking to expand. While a candidate’s experience, cultural fit or client following might naturally come to mind when a law firm is seeking to hire laterally, how many law firms also consider that ethical and risk issues can arise? This article considers three issues that lateral hiring can raise: conflicts of interest, confidentiality and the adequacy of staff induction.

Keywords

lateral hiring; conflict of interest; confidentiality; staff induction; disqualification

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