President & Founder,
Speaker, teacher, writer, and innovator in ethics training and consulting in law, accounting, business; national, state, local and foreign governments; non-profits and associations. President of ProEthics, an ethics and compliance firm dedicated to helping organizations and professions build ethical cultures; also Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics at American University in Washington, D.C. A Harvard and Georgetown-educated attorney, his ethics commentary has appeared in “O” and ‘The Hardball Times Annual,” and heard on NPR’s “Tell Me More!” He writes about the ethics issues of current events on his website, The Ethics Scoreboard. He is also the co-editor, with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ed Larson, of “The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow,” published by Modern Library.
The Rules of Professional Conduct are more than court-sanctioned rules of practice: it is also a framework for a philosophy of practice and guidelines for the ethical practice of law. Between the line of text are guidance for the practitioner who encounters situations, dilemmas, and temptations not specifically addressed… and that’s a good thing. As […]