Why Would BigLaw Lawyers Alter Documents?

Why would BigLaw lawyers alter documents and risk – and receive – sanctions from the Court, especially when there is no discernible benefit to them?

Signs, Right, Wrong, Good, Bad, Positive

Who knows?

Is it fear of losing a client which may perhaps be paying upwards of $800 or more per hour?  Or is it simply a burning desire to win at all costs?

Who knows when it comes to BigLaw – you try and figure it out: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/fox_rothschild_is_sanctioned_25k_for_altering_discovery_documents/

 

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Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Richard B. Cohen is a partner in the New York City office of FisherBroyles, LLP, a national law firm. Richard Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years, and is a trusted advisor to business owners and in-house counsel both in the United States and internationally. His clients have included Fortune 100 companies, domestic and foreign commercial and investment banks, Pacific-rim corporations and real estate development companies, as well as start-up businesses throughout the United States. Email Richard at [email protected]