Will New Rules from American Bar Association Mean More Work for PR?

The American Bar Association this summer changed its code of conduct for corporate lawyers, a move that could have a huge impact on how communications executives do their jobs.
Under the new rules, attorneys can now breach client confidentiality in the greater interest of protecting a company from harm caused by an employee's illegal actions. The bar
says lawyers also can breach confidence in order to prevent a client's crime, if doing so would save the company from suffering financially.