Jan 9, 2013
Today we take a trip into foreign relations in the In-House Interrogatory.
The American Bar Association is talking about new rules regarding foreign in-house counsel, Corporate Counsel reports. The association’s commission on ethics has made several proposals.
The first rule would allow judges to let foreign lawyers appear before them in the United States pro hac vice. Another new rule would make it legal for foreign attorneys to take jobs as in-house counsel at an office in the United States as long as they are only working for one company. An additional proposal would let foreign attorneys register as in-house counsel in the country.
So here’s our question for you:
Do you agree with these new proposed rules? Should there be fewer restrictions on foreign general counsels in the United States?
Leave a comment below or email me.
Need to Know:
- The Securities and Exchange Commission named a new general counsel.
- In-house attorneys in Great Britain are getting paid less.
- A New York general counsel accused of embezzling $9 million turned himself into police.
- The Air Force created a legal counsel position specifically for sexual assault victims.
- Capital Bank Financial Corp. named a new in-house counsel.
- Anacostia Rail Holdings named a new general counsel.
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