IBM General Counsel Robert Weber on Nonlawyer Firm Ownership

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IBM's general counsel argues that lawyers have special obligations that should rule out nonlawyer investors.

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  • Jerome Kowalski

    While the ABA was busily preparing its report for public discussion, a variety of non-lawyer owned entities have actually entered the marketplace and are thriving. These include unlicensed, non-lawyer owned and unregulated Internet based providers of legal services (http://kowalskiandassociatesblog.com/2011/08/11/are-law-firms-going-to-be-replaced-by-internet-based-providers-of-legal-services/ ) and similarly unlicensed, non-lawyer owned and unregulated legal project outsourcing companies (http://kowalskiandassociatesblog.com/2011/10/12/lpo%e2%80%99s-have-become-legal-project-outplacement-firms-they-are-outplacing-legal-work-from-traditional-law-firms/ ). I would be surprised if IBM itself is not utilizing the latter, directly or indirectly.

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