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])
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-04
Legal Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2007
18 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 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.
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,K22
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