Professional and Business Ethics
At Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss we help our clients—both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations—minimize risks in the increasingly complex and scrutinized world of professional and business ethics. At the same time, we have actively and successfully counseled and defended clients when ethical dilemmas arise or acts of misconduct are alleged.
Our range of related services spans the spectrum of ethical training, counseling, and litigation. We help our clients establish codes of ethics and codes of professional conduct, instruct employees on their ethical obligations, establish procedures for reporting and investigating questionable behavior, and take steps to discover and correct unethical conduct.
Attorneys in our Professional and Business Ethics practice also counsel individuals and firms faced with ethical dilemmas and allegations of misconduct in professional and business settings, serve as fact finders to determine whether ethical violations have occurred, and assist decision makers to determine the appropriate corrective or disciplinary measures for unethical behavior once discovered. We conduct internal investigations to investigate and report on possible ethical lapses.
In addition, we assist with other legal counsel who need a reasoned, independent, third-party opinion when ethical dilemmas arise for their clients, drawing on our considerable experience and skills in internal investigations, complex conflicts of interest, and a variety of financial fraud matters.
In the News
- Washington lawyer Eric Lewis, who is acting for hedge fund Basis Capital in its $1 billion court action against Goldman Sachs over collateralised debt obligation deals in 2007, is used to playing a long game.The Australian, February 2, 2012
Publications, Presentations & Events
- Panelist and Presenter, "A Searching Inquiry into Failures of Corporate Ethics: WorldCom, Tyco, and HealthSouth"Medtronic Business and Law RoundtableMinneapolis, MN, November 2006