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Working with Colleagues

by | Sep 11, 2021 | Firm News |

Representing businesses and professionals necessarily entails working with other attorneys from time to time. For instance, when I represent a corporation in a lawsuit in Pennsylvania, I may interact with its in-house counsel, or its general counsel in the state where the corporation is headquartered. Likewise, when I represent a licensed professional in an administrative disciplinary proceeding, I may interact with the professional’s criminal defense attorney. Just like a hospitalized patient who receives care from physicians with multiple specialties (i.e, internists, surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists), a client in litigation my also need multiple legal professionals in order to receive optimal, consistent representation. It can be challenging to coordinate a case strategy that both works in the case I’m handling and also is consistent with strategies and positions taken in other cases. But it is vitally important. As a personal matter, I enjoy working with attorneys from other jurisdictions and other specialties to ensure the client receives the best possible outcome. It gives me an opportunity to see how other good attorneys handle similar matters, as well as a chance to preview my approaches and strategies with other legal professionals before implementing them in the case I’m handling.