'See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil' - Developing a Policy for Disclosure by Counsel to Public Corporations
26 Pages Posted: 19 Nov 2009
Date Written: Winter 1982
The purpose of this article is to develop policy and guidelines for counsel to observe when deciding whether and in what fashion he or she should disclose previously undisclosed information concerning an ongoing or future illegality committed by his or her corporate client. In developing these policies and guidelines, this article will discuss the current (1982) ABA policy and the relevant case law concerning corporate counsel's duty of disclosure, and proposed rules 1.13(b) and (c) of the 1980 ABA Discussion Draft and the 1981 Final Draft of Rules of Professional Conduct.
Keywords: public corporations, counsel, policies, disclosure, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, violations of substantive laws, illegalities
JEL Classification: K22, K29, K49
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