October 17, 2018 Articles

Could Your Law Firm Forfeit Its Fees Due to an Undisclosed Conflict?

By Michael S. LeBoff

On August 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its much-awaited opinion in the case of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co., No. S232946 (Cal. Aug. 30, 2018). The Sheppard Mullin opinion is the most impactful opinion the California Supreme Court has issued on the practice of law in years. This is not just a California issue. The opinion has significant ramifications for attorneys everywhere.

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