Watergate a watershed

As I write this column for deadline, I realize there is perhaps no greater watershed for lawyers’ ethics than Watergate. 2017 marked the 45th anniversary of the break-in at that Washington, D.C., hotel/office complex that would ultimately bring down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon.It also was a sad era for lawyers who once had enjoyed great respect and prestige in the American way of life. So …

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