Conflicts, Confidentiality, and Other Concerns: The Promise and Peril for Lawyers Serving on Corporate Boards

64 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 3 (2018)

26 Pages Posted: 11 Jul 2019

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Benjamin Edwards

University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law

Date Written: July 15, 2018

Abstract

Lawyers serve on corporate boards with ever-increasing frequency. Although bar associations have historically frowned on lawyer-directors serving on client boards, recent research indicates that even with the attendant conflicts, lawyer-directors often significantly increase firm value. This chapter reviews the ethics rules and discusses possible pitfalls as well as steps to reduce the risks associated with board service.

Keywords: corporate governance, corporate boards, ethics, professional responsibility, conflicts

Suggested Citation

Edwards, Benjamin, Conflicts, Confidentiality, and Other Concerns: The Promise and Peril for Lawyers Serving on Corporate Boards (July 15, 2018). 64 Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute 3 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3417909

Benjamin Edwards (Contact Author)

University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law ( email )

4505 South Maryland Parkway
Box 451003
Las Vegas, NV 89154
United States

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