The Curious Incident of the Law Firm that Did Nothing in the Night-Time (Reviewing Milton C. Regan, Jr., Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer [Univ. of Michigan Press, 2004])
Nancy B. Rapoport
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-04
Legal Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2007
This essay argues that organizations (here, the Milbank, Tweed law firm) often ignore obviously bad behavior by their employees because of various psychological and sociological factors that prevent them from recognizing the behavior as bad in the first place.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: law firms, professional responsibility, ethics, bankruptcy, Milbank, Gellene, cognitive dissonance, diffusion of responsibility, social pressure, psychology, sociology, conflicts of interest
JEL Classification: D21, D23, D7, D70, D71, D74, D79, G3, G33, G39,K22Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 27, 2007
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