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The Duties of a Lawyer Board Member

Gordon Davidson, Fenwick & West, LLP

Do people expect unusual services from a board member who is also a lawyer? Gordon himself does not serve on boards for this reason. He wants to keep a clear role for himself and maintain a straightforward attorney-client relationship. He wants his clients to know that his advice comes from an objective point of view, and not because of an interest from a board seat that he may hold.