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Washington, D.C. Attorney Ethics Lawyer

Skilled, Informed Counsel on Professional Responsibility Issues

Experienced analysis and guidance are critical when a law firm faces decisions that may cross ethical lines and lead to allegations of a conflict of interest, breach of fiduciary duty or other forms of legal malpractice. When allegations of misconduct have already been leveled, the need to devise a clear strategy and build a sound defense argument becomes urgent.

George R. Clark is a knowledgeable sole practitioner who has made attorney ethics and professional responsibility issues a central focus throughout his career. His prior experience includes 30 years inside an international law firm with more than 1,000 attorneys, including extensive, successful trial work in state and federal courts and primary responsibility for the firm's risk management initiatives.

Knowledge Across the Spectrum of Law Firm Operations and Interests

Mr. Clark counsels law firms and individual lawyers facing real or potential conflicts of interest, legal malpractice allegations, issues that arise when lawyers change firms, and important decisions that cross international legal boundaries. He is frequently called upon as an expert witness or independent expert on the standard of care, in addition to addressing internal law firm and individual attorney concerns involving:

  • Client intake decisions in light of potential conflicts of interest
  • Lateral hiring of attorneys and the ethical restrictions that often apply
  • Selection and refinement of information systems designed to expose conflicts of interest, support risk management and loss prevention, and satisfy underwriting requirements of professional liability insurers
  • Client dissatisfaction and fee disputes
  • Lawyer discipline, including disqualification proceedings
  • Matters of attorney-client privilege
  • Case-specific Rule 11 interpretation and analysis
  • Internal disputes between partners in a law firm
  • Transactional, regulatory and ethics concerns that arise in international legal practice for firms with offices in the U.K., throughout Europe or elsewhere

Call on a Trusted Advisor With Decades of Relevant Experience

In all he does, George R. Clark exercises the discretion critical for protecting his clients' professional reputations and inside business information. His longstanding focus on law firm ethics is directly reinforced by his own extensive high-stakes trial litigation experience and hands-on knowledge of internal law firm workings and politics. His reputation and prior accomplishments earn him many referrals within and beyond the D.C. legal community.

To discuss your ethics concerns with a Washington, D.C.-based professional responsibility attorney who combines legal insider knowledge with fresh perspective, call or e-mail George R. Clark today.


George R. Clark, Esq.
910 17th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-331-3200
Fax: 202-331-2100
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