Uni-State Lawyers and Multinational Practice: Dealing with International, Transnational, and Foreign Law

34 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2008

See all articles by Ronald A. Brand

Ronald A. Brand

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law

Date Written: August 9, 2008

Abstract

This article addresses how a lawyer may ethically engage in a transnational practice given the current structure of state-by-state bar admission. Part II examines the ethical pitfalls of a transnational practice, including an examination of applicable APA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. This section also addresses different tests for determining whether a lawyer has committed the unauthorized practice of law. Part III makes use of examples to illustrate the legal framework for determining whether a lawyer has committed the unauthorized practice of law. In Part IV, the author concludes by making suggestions for how to better address the ethical dilemma of transnational lawyers.

Keywords: ethics, professional responsibility, transnational practice, international law, foreign law, cross-border transactions, Birbrower test, Estate of Condon, Fought

Suggested Citation

Brand, Ronald A., Uni-State Lawyers and Multinational Practice: Dealing with International, Transnational, and Foreign Law (August 9, 2008). Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 34, p. 1135-1168, 2001, U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1214207

Ronald A. Brand (Contact Author)

University of Pittsburgh - School of Law ( email )

3900 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
United States

Do you have negative results from your research you’d like to share?

Paper statistics

Downloads
110
Abstract Views
1,466
Rank
442,517
PlumX Metrics