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Outside Counsel Deskbook


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The Outside Counsel Deskbook ("Deskbook") has been prepared by the Legal Division ("Legal Division" or "Division") of the FDIC. The Deskbook is designed to provide information to attorneys and law firms who are engaged to represent the interest of the FDIC ("Outside Counsel" or "firm"). It sets forth the FDIC's requirements and many of the terms of the relationship between the FDIC and Outside Counsel. It is important that Outside Counsel read, maintain familiarity with and adhere to the provisions in the Deskbook.

The Deskbook includes the policies, procedures, and forms that the FDIC requires its Outside Counsel to follow and use. Each chapter covers a key area of interest and the appendices and Forms & Related Links provide additional information, forms and worksheets.

The Deskbook supersedes the prior Outside Counsel Deskbook (December 1, 1998) which superseded all prior Guides for Outside Counsel ("Guides") including the Guide for Outside Counsel prepared by the Legal Division of the Resolution Trust Corporation ("RTC").

Effective Date
The effective date of the Deskbook is June 1, 2005. The Legal Division may amend the Deskbook from time to time. Amendments shall be effective on the dates specified by the Legal Division.

Forms & Related Links

Alternative Dispute Resolution/Binding Arbitration

Budget Forms

Byrd Amendment

Conflicts of Interest

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Guidelines

Invoice Package

Legal Referral

Legal Services Agreement forms


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