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Ethical Issues Faced by Counsel in Joint Defense and Joint Counsel Relationships ABA Section of Litigation Joint CLE Committee Seminar Silvertree Hotel Snowmass, Colorado January 11, 2008 Paul Clinton Harris, Sr. Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP 600 14th Street, N.W., Suite 800 Washington, D.C. 20005-2004 (202) 783-8400 pcharris@shb.com I. Introduction Joint defense and joint counsel relationships are common features in civil litigation. The Restatement (Third) of the Law Governing Lawyers describes the...

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