Cases - Investigative Panel Dismisses Bank’s Bar Grievance Alleging Violation of Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest Rules

Investigative Panel Dismisses Bank’s Bar Grievance Alleging Violation of Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest Rules

Resolution Date
10/17/2012

Practice Areas
Commercial Litigation
Legal Malpractice

Description

Pete Werdesheim secured dismissal of a grievance filed against a Georgia lawyer by a former bank client. The bank alleged the lawyer, who owned stock in the bank’s holding company, violated certain Rules of Professional Conduct regarding confidentiality and conflicts of interest by circulating a letter to fellow shareholders that opposed an amendment to the holding company’s bylaws and threatening related litigation. The State Bar’s Office of General Counsel referred the matter for further proceedings, but the Investigative Panel of the State Disciplinary Board dismissed the grievance.

Attorneys Involved
Peter Werdesheim

CCS Office
Atlanta