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Representing a corporation as its inside counsel is a difficult task for a myriad of reasons. One specific reason is inside counsel is hired and supervised by a corporate executive — but the true client is the corporation. Thus, inside counsel is occasionally challenged with the precarious circumstance where their executive supervisor’s interests are divergent from the company’s. The purpose of this article is to provide the reader a refresher on the ethical duty an attorney retained by a corporation has to it, and how to avoid breaching this duty when an executive supervisor has a competing interest and requests advice.

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