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PERLMAN.PSP 4/1/2008 2:09:59 PM 101 UNETHICAL OBEDIENCE BY SUBORDINATE ATTORNEYS: LESSONS FROM SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY Andrew M. Perlman* I. INTRODUCTION Consider the plight of a lawyer—fresh out of law school with crushing loan debt and few job offers—who accepts a position at a medium-sized firm. A partner asks the young lawyer to review a client’s documents to determine what needs to be produced in discovery. In the stack, the associate finds a “smoking gun” that is clearly within the scope of...