Monthly Archives: February 2016

Donald Maurice Writes of ‘Erosion of Lawyer Independence’ in Business Law Today Article

Feb. 15, 2016 — Maurice Wutscher’s Donald Maurice writes about “The Erosion of Lawyer Independence” in the current issue of Business Law Today.

In the article, Maurice examines the CFPB v. Frederick J. Hanna & Associates, P.C., et al., and the implications the decision portends for greater regulatory oversight of attorneys.

“If Hanna is adopted and remains unchallenged, attorneys will have little guidance on how they should proceed in consumer credit litigation. But of greater concern is that Hanna, if it stands, paves the way for federal, executive branch control over how all lawyers can represent their clients,” Maurice writes.

Business Law Today is published by the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.