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The Curious Incident of the Law Firm that Did Nothing in the Night-Time (Reviewing Milton C. Regan, Jr., Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer [Univ. of Michigan Press, 2004])
Legal Ethics (2007)
  • Nancy B. Rapoport
Abstract

This essay argues that organizations (here, the Milbank, Tweed law firm) often ignore obviously bad behavior by their employees because of various psychological and sociological factors that prevent them from recognizing the behavior as bad in the first place.

Keywords
  • law firms,
  • professional responsibility,
  • ethics,
  • bankruptcy,
  • Milbank,
  • Gellene,
  • cognitive dissonance,
  • diffusion of responsibility,
  • social pressure,
  • psychology,
  • sociology,
  • conflicts of interest
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Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Nancy B. Rapoport. "The Curious Incident of the Law Firm that Did Nothing in the Night-Time (Reviewing Milton C. Regan, Jr., Eat What You Kill: The Fall of a Wall Street Lawyer [Univ. of Michigan Press, 2004])" Legal Ethics Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_rapoport/40/