The American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 is examining whether technological advances are placing clients’ confidential information at risk, and if so, what should be done about it. Businesses should be asking themselves, "Can our lawyer keep a (trade) secret?"
A recent Ohio Supreme Court case serves as a reminder that misconduct undertaken by departing employees can lead to more than just civil liability; it can lead to professional sanctions as well. Various professions ranging from medicine to financial services to engineering are governed by self imposed standards of conduct. As employees change jobs, they ought to think about more than civil liability as they consider what to do and more importantly, what not to do.