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When the Music Stops: Risk Management & Lateral Lawyer Musical Chairs

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By Marian C. Rice What lessons have been learned from the role lateral hiring played in the demise of formerly venerable firms like Dewey, Howery, and Heller Ehrman, to name a few? Have the cautionary tales dampened the enthusiasm for poaching talented lawyers as the prevalent growth strategy of law firms? Apparently not. The results [&hellip...

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Tribute to Lazar Emanuel (1924 — 2011)

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[Originally published in NYPRR February 2012] The February 2012 issue of NYPRR is dedicated to the memory of Lazar Emanuel, Publisher and Managing Editor of the New York Professional Responsibility Report.   Goodbye, My Friend By Roy Simon With the...

State Bar Amends & Adds Comments to Rules of Professional Conduct (Part II)

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By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR September 2011]    On June 25, 2011, at its meeting in Cooperstown, the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously approved a Report by the State Bar’s Committee on Standards of Attorney...

State Bar Amends & Adds Comments to Rules of Professional Conduct (Part I)

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By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR August 2011]   On June 25th, 2011, at its meeting in Cooperstown, the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously approved a Report by the State Bar’s Committee on Standards of Attorney...

What’s in a Name — Part II

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By Lazar Emanuel [Originally published in NYPRR August 2011]   Since April 29, 2011, questions raised by practitioners have prompted four Ethics Opinions from the State Bar on issues related to lawyer advertising and the use of firm names. These opinions...

What’s in a Name? More than Meets the Eye

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By Lazar Emanuel [Originally published in NYPRR June 2011]   Considering that Rule 7.5(b) is a verbatim adoption of the Code’s DR 2-102(B), it’s surprising that a rule that has existed for so many years needs interpretation once again. But two recent...

State Bar Amends Comments to Rules (Again)

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By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR March 2011]   Two months ago in this publication (NYPRR January 2011), I discussed amendments by the New York State Bar Association to its Comments on the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. My introduction...

When You Refer a Matter to Another Lawyer

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By Lazar Emanuel [Originally published in NYPRR March 2011]   John Adams has been your client for many years. You’ve represented him in a variety of matters, including the preparation of his prenuptial agreement with Jane, the purchase of his home, and...

Tribute to Steve Krane

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Note: The August 2010 issue of NYPRR is dedicated to the memory of Steven C. Krane, General Counsel of Proskauer Rose, LLP. Steve served us all in many roles — as law clerk to Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye, as the youngest President of the New York State Bar...

Whom Does a Corporation’s Attorney Represent?

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By Roy Simon [Originally published in NYPRR January 2010]   When an attorney represents an entity, does the attorney also represent others? For example, does the attorney represent shareholders? Sister and subsidiary corporations? Officers? Limited...