As Latitude’s outside ethics counsel, Lucian advises Latitude on professional responsibility and ethics issues associated with conducting business with lawyers, law firms and corporate legal departments.
He practices law as a partner at Adams and Reese LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm, and counsels and represents numerous leading law firms, companies, attorneys and others on questions of legal ethics and professional responsibility. Lucian’s many civic and professional leadership roles include serving as Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the American Bar Association. He has served in the ABA House of Delegates since 1990. Lucian is currently Vice President of the Tennessee Bar Association, and will serve as President in 2017-18. Lucian is also now the Chair of the governing body for the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility; the Center and its committees provide leadership and guidance by developing, interpreting and promoting implementation of policies and standards that govern the conduct of lawyers and judges and the regulation of the legal profession.
Lucian is a nationally recognized authority on legal ethics and attorney professional conduct. He served for five years on the ABA “Ethics 2000” Commission, which re-drafted the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. From 1995 through 2009, he led the Tennessee Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. Under his leadership, the committee developed and successfully proposed to the Tennessee Supreme Court new legal ethics rules for Tennessee based on the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He has chaired the editorial board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, has served as president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility of the University of Akron. Lucian is frequent presenter and commentator on legal ethics topics and his analysis has appeared in numerous publications including the ABA Journal, Tennessee Bar Journal, and Bloomberg.
A Memphis native, Lucian is an honors graduate of Princeton University and Vanderbilt University School of Law.