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The Corporate Lawyer's Role in a Contemporary Democracy
Fordham Law Review (2009)
  • Nancy B. Rapoport
  • Colin P. Marks
Abstract

In this paper, we review the traditional arguments for corporate social responsibility and ask the question of what corporate lawyers should do to help their clients do the right thing ethically. We also set out a test - the technically test - that highlights when something is usually on the wrong side of the ethical line. (If you have to give legal advice starting with, Well, technically..., you're on the wrong side of the line.)

Keywords
  • Corporate social responsibility,
  • legal ethics,
  • corporate governance
Publication Date
March, 2009
Citation Information
Nancy B. Rapoport and Colin P. Marks. "The Corporate Lawyer's Role in a Contemporary Democracy" Fordham Law Review Vol. 77 Iss. 4 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_rapoport/43/