Lucian Pera is a partner in Adams and Reese LLP, and he’s based in Memphis. In addition to commercial litigation and media law, his practice includes representation of lawyers, law firms, those who do business with them on issues of legal ethics and all sort of law governing lawyers. For just shy of twenty years, he has represented and advised litigation funders, as well as funded parties, parties seeking funding, and lawyers representing them. A few years back, he was a member of the ABA “Ethics 2000” Commission, which rewrote the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. He recently completed three years as chair of the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility, the home of the ABA’s core lawyer ethics committees. He has chaired the editorial board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, and served as President of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He is a past Treasurer of the ABA and a past President of the Tennessee Bar Association.