37 CFR 10.37
Division of fees among practitioners.

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§10.37 Division of fees among practitioners.

A practitioner shall not divide a fee for legal services with another practitioner who is not a partner in or associate of the practitioner's law firm or law office, unless:
The client consents to employment of the other practitioner after a full disclosure that a division of fees will be made.
The division is made in proportion to the services performed and responsibility assumed by each.
The total fee of the practitioners does not clearly exceed reasonable compensation for all legal services rendered to the client.
This section does not prohibit payment to a former partner or associate pursuant to a separation or retirement agreement.