White Paper

2 Pages
  • 2 Pages

The Ethics of Hold Harmless and Indemnification


What, me worry?

In 1952, Americans were introduced to the fictional character Alfred E. Neuman in Mad magazine. Since that time, the carefree, and often reckless attitude of Mr. Neuman is characterized by the phrase, “What, Me Worry?” To some extent, this slaphappy attitude persists in our legal landscape today as attorneys attempt to deal with the scan-dalon known as the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. In order to avoid these issues, it has become common practice to place hold harmless/indemnification clauses in settlement agreements in an attempt to expedite the settlement process. As a result, state and local bar associations have taken note along with lawyer professional responsibility boards. This white paper reviews recent ethics decisions regarding these matters and highlights efforts in West Virginia to limit the use of such agreements.



Aaron Frederickson

Aaron Frederickson

MSP Compliance Solutions, LLC

  • Legal practice experience in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Medicare/Medicaid compliance
  • A health insurance professional who brings a passion to educating his peers
  • Has litigated countless cases and founded a compliance consulting firm where he helped numerous individuals from diverse backgrounds across the United States
  • Passions include assisting low-income persons via pro bono legal representation
  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota since 2002, as well as Wisconsin since 2008
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law; B.A. degree, St. Cloud State University
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 651-485-7036
Aaron Frederickson

Aaron Frederickson

MSP Compliance Solutions, LLC

All of your training, right here at Lorman.

Pay once and get a full year of unlimited training in any format, any time!

  • Live Webinars
  • OnDemand Webinars
  • MP3 Downloads
  • Course Manuals
  • Audio Recordings*
  • Executive Reports
  • White Papers and Articles
  • Sponsored Live Webinars

Additional benefits include:

  • State Specific Credit Tracker
  • Members Only Newsletter
  • All-Access Pass Course Concierge

* For audio recordings you only pay shipping

Questions? Call 877-296-2169 to speak with a real person.

Sign Up Today

Access to all training products $699/year

Unlimited Lorman Training

With the All-Access Pass there is no guessing what you will need for your yearly training budget. $699 will cover all of your training needs for an entire year!

Easy Registrations

Once you purchase your All-Access Pass you will never be any further than one-click away from attending any Lorman training course.

Invest in Yourself

You haven't gotten to where you are professionally by luck alone; it's taken a lot of hard work and training. Invest in yourself with the All-Access Pass.