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Law360 Quotes Matthew Herrington on Attorney Moonlighting

April 8, 2015

Law360 quoted Matthew Herrington in a March 30 article titled “Duane Morris Malpractice Suit Shows Risk of Atty Moonlighting.”  The article discusses lawyers moonlighting outside the scope of traditional legal work for the purpose of diverting client fees.

Mr. Herrington says while lawyers often have business roles and work outside their practices, firms know that in the event of a malpractice claim springing from extracurricular activities, "They might end up in the position of trying to prove a negative, saying when the lawyer did this thing, they had a different hat on and didn't represent the firm, and that's a tough position to be in."

The full article can be read at Law360 (subscription required).