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The Future of Advance Conflict Waivers in California

by Amy L. Bomse

This article considers where California law stands on broad advance conflict waivers in the wake of the California Supreme Court’s adoption of a new set of professional conduct rules and a high-profile decision finding that a law firm’s undisclosed conflict of interest rendered its engagement agreement unenforceable despite a broad advance waiver. Although the court did not have occasion to weigh in directly on the effect of a broad advance waiver given the facts presented, it hinted that California’s advance waiver jurisprudence is likely to remain fairly consistent despite the new rules. To read the full article, please click here.

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