The Essential Timing of Ethical Screens to Prevent Firm Disqualification

With increasing lateral movement, it is more important than ever that firms take a close look at who they are hiring and how to build an ethical wall around new hires to prevent disqualification of the entire firm by conflicts of interest. Stephanie Yee, Associate in Murphy Pearson’s San Francisco office examines this topic in her article “The essential timing of ethical screens to prevent firm disqualification,” published in The Daily Journal, Oct. 4, 2019 (subscription required).

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