Codes of Practice for laworld members

1. Publicity and ethics

1.1 Members shall avoid adverse publicity, both for LAWorld, other member firms and their own law firms.

1.2 Members shall impose the obligations from article 1.1 upon those they employ or hire.

1.3 Members shall only seek publicity when this is in accordance with the wishes, the interest of their clients and in conformity with the rules of their national law society.

1.4 Members shall abide with the laws and codes of their national law society.

1.5 Members shall endeavour to represent and refer only clients of good standing.

2. Business referral procedures

2.1 On receipt of a business referral, acknowledgement will be given within three working days.

2.2 Referral work must always be the subject of an engagement letter to be issued by the member firm to whom the work is referred. The following items must be included in the engagement letter or in a covering letter sent with the engagement letter:

(a) a description of the work to be undertaken.

(b) nature of independent contractual relationship and responsibilities.

(d) a statement indicating the professional indemnity insurance which is required in the jurisdiction, and the amount which is actually held by the firm.

(e) the name of the partner responsible for carrying out the work together with details of staff assigned.

(f) the hourly charge-out rates applicable. Copies of engagement letters must be made available to referring firms upon request.

2.3 A partner must always be responsible for satisfactory completion of the work referred by another member.

2.4 No member shall conduct business in the name of LAWorld but only in the name of their own independent firm.

2.5 Members shall not refer work where they foresee that the client will not be able to settle the fees. Settlement of the fees, however, is the responsibility of the member to whom the work is referred. Members to whom work is referred will generally ask for an advance payment and the referring law firm will inform the client accordingly.

2.6 Members shall not accept referrals for which they do not have the necessary expertise. In that case they will recommend another law firm that has the required expertise.

2.7 After having received all the necessary information, members will give their first opinion as to the referred case, to the client within 10 working days.

2.8 The referring and the referred law firm will agree the manner, form and extent to which information is communicated either directly or indirectly with the client.


LAWorld News

Leading lawyers in Chambers 2014 USA Guide

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP is pleased to announce that two of its partners have been acknowledged by the prestigious client and peer-reviewed directory Chambers USA as "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in their respective fields in the 2014 guide. Partner Andrew B. Lustigman has been ranked in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (Nationwide) and Samuel P. Ross has been ranked in Real Estate (New York), both of whom have been consistently ranked by Chambers.

Andy Lustigman, who has been recognized by Chambers for seven consecutive years, was acclaimed "for his state attorney general work and handling of FTC matters. Peers say 'he is very skilful in staying on top of trends and issues.' He is also praised for being 'a very strong, good litigator and very knowledgeable of the advertising space.  Sam Ross, who has been ranked for three consecutive years, was acclaimed by clients as "smart, precise and effective." Chambers further noted that he "frequently handles sales and purchases of apartment, office, retail and hotel buildings."

Olshan has been repeatedly acknowledged over the past year by leading peer and industry organizations, including receiving a First Tier ranking in New York for Securities and Capital Markets and a Second Tier ranking in New York for Real Estate Law by U.S. News-Best Lawyers™ "Best Law Firms" in 2014, selection of three partners for Best Lawyers in America 2014, selection of thirty-one Olshan attorneys for the 2013 New York Super Lawyers list of top attorneys and selection by Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the "2013 Go-To Law Firms™" for Fortune 500 Companies in Intellectual Property Litigation. 

"We are delighted that Andy and Sam have been named once again as "Leading Lawyers" by Chambers in Advertising and Real Estate law respectively, which is a testament to the outstanding work which they consistently deliver for their clients," said Thomas D. Kearns, a partner at Olshan.

For more information on this or any other matter, please contact LAWorld member and Olshan partner Andy Lustigman at alustigman@olshanlaw.com, who will be able to put you in touch with the relevant team.

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