So These Two Lawyers Walk Into A Bar . . . .

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Confidentiality0 Comments

What sounds like the start of a joke is no laughing matter–at least not for two White House attorneys. As widely reported last week, Don McGahn and Ty Cobb, President Trump’s lawyers, were overheard at a popular D.C. restaurant discussing/arguing about a highly confidential matter concerning their client: namely how cooperative The White House should be with Robert Mueller’s investigation … Read More

Ethics Experts Sue Trump For “Countless Conflicts of Interest” From Foreign Payments

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Conflicts of Interest, Constitutional Law1 Comment

The rules of ethics–particularly rules that prohibit conflicts of interest and require the utmost loyalty–apply to the President of the United States.  That is the premise underlying a lawsuit filed today by a group of ethics experts against President Trump.  See Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Donald J. Trump, Case No. 1:17-cv-00458-RA (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 23, 2017).  The … Read More

Lawyer Who Photoshopped Self Into Celebrity Photos Posted On Firm Website Suspended For Deceptive Advertising

Michael E. McCabe, Jr.Advertising, Discipline, IP Ethics, Patent Ethics0 Comments

“You are known by the company you keep” – Aesop’s Fables As lawyers, we are often judged by prospective clients based upon the quality of our past or existing clients.  If you represent a large, rich, powerful corporation, the message that sends to a prospective client is – if he or she is good enough for them, that’s good enough … Read More