ABA ethics commission takes on issue of foreign in-house counsel

Four new proposals would allow overseas lawyers to handle some legal matters in the U.S.

Several proposals that would allow foreign lawyers to more easily register as in-house counsel will go before the American Bar Association (ABA) at its annual February midyear meeting.

The four measures, which will be introduced by the ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20, would permit overseas in-house counsel to handle certain domestic legal matters, and would give judges guidelines on allowing foreign lawyers into court in some cases.

Alanna Byrne

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