c) A lawyer shall be responsible for another lawyer’s violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct if:
(2) the lawyer is a partner or has comparable managerial authority in the law firm in which the other lawyer practices, or has direct supervisory authority over the other lawyer, and knows of the conduct at a time when its consequences can be avoided or mitigated but fails to take reasonable remedial action.
In view of the fact that Bryan Cave LLP does business in Paris, New York, Washington D.C., Phoenix, Charlotte, Alanta, Dallas, Los Angeles,Irvine, Kanas City, San Francisco etc., all of the senior partners are being charged with professional misconduct in their respective disciplinary commissions as a direct failure to take the necessary remedial action after learning of the professional misconduct charges placed against Chicago Senior Partner Steven R. Smith. That is why it is possible to charge a law partner 5,000 miles away in Paris http://www.bryancave.com/kathieclaret/ for the “sins” of a Chicago attorney.
Legal Disclaimer: Kathie Claret, Steven R. Smith, Michael Werich and all of the partners of Bryan Cave LLP are considered inocient until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.