WikiLeaks: a new risk for lawyers who counsel the very rich?

Most law is practiced in private.  But the practice of  law is not immune from whistleblowers who now have a powerful option:  WikiLeaks.   (Use Google to find WikiLeaks site.) From the WikiLeaks site: ” Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we are of assistance to people of nations who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact. Our interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by all types of people. We have received over 1.2 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources.”  (emphasis added).

See, in particular, the following entries, including links to confidential memoranda:

Barclays Bank gags Guardian over leaked memos detailing offshore tax scam, 16 Mar 2009

Whistleblower exposes insider trading program at JP Morgan