The American Bar Association issued a formal opinion that fleshed out the ethical obligations for attorneys and firms involved in a lateral move, guidance that comes at a time when partner transience reaches a fevered pitch and competition for clients becomes increasingly cutthroat.

Recruiters praised the opinion, formal opinion 489, for providing guidance on two often fraught issues in a lateral move: notice provisions for departures and client solicitation.

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