Nathan Pitluk counsels firm attorneys on a variety of issues in legal ethics and professional responsibility that arise in the day-to-day practice of law. Notably, Nathan advises on matters related to new and existing engagements, lateral hire due diligence, review and negotiation of outside counsel guidelines, and provides guidance on sensitive ethical challenges. Calling on his prior experience investigating and prosecuting the full range of ethical violations and malfeasance, Nathan has a deep understanding of how to protect firms of all sizes from the ethical risks that are prevalent in all legal representations and law firm management.
Nathan’s experience includes acting as Professional Responsibility Counsel at an AM 100 law firm, where he leveraged his legal knowledge to successfully represent his firm in effective loss prevention and ethics compliance. Nathan counseled firm lawyers on ethics and professional responsibility matters is all legal practice areas of the firm. Nathan reviewed firm engagement letters, conflict reports, waivers, staffing requirements, conformity with firm policies, and all other aspects vital to loss prevention. Nathan has experience with the creation and enforcement of firm policies and monitored legal trends to determine whether additional policies are needed to protect the firm’s interests.
Prior to private practice, Nathan served as associate counsel for the Attorney Grievance Commission, the prosecutorial arm of the Michigan Supreme Court. He investigated claims of attorney misconduct and handled confidential investigations while directing an investigative staff. Nathan was responsible for filing and prosecuting formal complaints against attorneys in front of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board, resulting in extensive trial experience. Nathan’s experience includes case preparation, negotiations, motion practice, and conducting trial as the sole attorney. Nathan also represented the Commission in appeals stemming from his cases before the Attorney Discipline Board and the Michigan Supreme Court.
Nathan was previously a member of the National Organization for Bar Counsel where he was a member for five years. During his time as a member, he presented and moderated at the organization’s 2022 annual conference on the ethics of cryptocurrency in the practice of law. Nathan is also a member of the State Bar’s Ethics Committee.