Issues include ABA Model Rule 1.5 ("Reasonableness of Fees and Expenses") and its application to "success" fees, the conflict between outside counsel's duties to the client and his/her own financial interest when a fee cap is reached before the matter has concluded, fungibility of services, disparity of effective hourly rates, overloading of firms and load-leveling among firms.
Trial lawyer Jean Bertrand will discuss allocation of risk and the attendant ethical conflicts that can arise under several kinds of AFA.
Alternative Fee Arrangements
Jean Bertrand -- Schiff Hardin (San Francisco, CA)
.25 CLE Ethics Credit Hours Available for AK AZ CA CO FL GA HI KY LA MO ND NJ NY TX UT WA