The State Bar Board of Trustees has approved the publication of the following ethics opinion written by the State Bar of California's Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC):
Formal Opinion No. 2015-194 (re Puffing in Negotiations)
When an attorney is engaged in negotiations on behalf of a client, are there ethical limitations on the statements the attorney may make to third parties, including statements that may be considered “puffing” or posturing?
The full text of this opinion is posted at the State Bar's website (www.calbar.ca.gov/ethics). From the "Ethics Information" page, select the link to "Opinions" and the most recent group of opinions at the top of the drop down list.