Case No. SACR 08-00139-CJC.

606 F.Supp.2d 1109 (2009)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff, v. Henry T. NICHOLAS, III and William J. Ruehle et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, C.D. California, Southern Division.

April 1, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robb Christopher Adkins, Gregory W. Staples, Andrew D. Stolper, AUSA—Office of U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, Santa Ana, CA, for Plaintiff.

Jack P. DiCanio, Lavanya Mahendran, Richard Marmaro, Matthew Eric Sloan, Matthew Donald Umhofer, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher and Flom LLP, Los Angeles, CA, Kevin M. Downey, Malachi B. Jones, Tobin J. Romero, Barry S. Simon, Brendan V. Sullivan, Jr., Negar Tekeei, Lance A. Wade, Marcie R. Ziegler, Williams and Connolly LLP, Washington, DC, James D. Riddet, Stokke and Riddet, Santa Ana, CA, for Defendants.


CORMAC J. CARNEY, District Judge.


The California Rules of Professional Conduct protect clients, promote public confidence in the legal profession, and ensure the fair administration of justice. The most fundamental of these rules is a lawyer's duty of undivided loyalty to his client. A lawyer must do everything legally possible to protect a client. A lawyer can never assume a position adverse...

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