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California Supreme Court Holds That Conflict Invalidates Firm's Engagement Letter But Says Firm Still May Be Able To Get Paid
Last week, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton,LLP v. J-M Manufacturing Co.,Inc.,a decision which lawyers and law firms anxiously awaited for months
United States
12 Sep 2018
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N.Y. State Bar Ethics Committee Takes On Avvo Legal Services, Says Model Violates Ethics Rules
Recently the New York State Bar Ethics Committee issued a pair of opinions about the limitations on a lawyer's ability to take advantage of certain on-line legal marketing services.
United States
5 Sep 2017
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NY Court Expands Protections For Employers To Safeguard Proprietary Information
Yesterday a New York State appeals court reinstated the conviction of a former Goldman Sachs computer programmer under New York's unlawful use of secret scientific material statute.
United States
30 Jan 2017
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Non-Party Has Sufficient Interest to Disqualify Law Firm From Second Circuit Case
Because disqualification can have a huge impact on both law firms and clients alike, we pay special attention to any decisions on the subject.
United States
25 Oct 2016
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Less Exposure: New York Appeals Court Finds Privilege For Law Firm In-House Counsel
A New York appeals court gave attorneys a reason to celebrate just before the July 4th holiday weekend.
United States
14 Jul 2016
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Watch What You Say: New York Court Rule Will Expose More Attorney-Client Communications
Anyone who has ever had to litigate a dispute knows how important the attorney-client privilege is.
United States
21 Jun 2016
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Not Just A New York State Of Mind: Nonresident Lawyers Must Have A Physical Office In New York
On Friday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit struck a blow to nonresident lawyers looking to practice in New York State.
United States
27 Apr 2016
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Masking Tapes: An Analysis Of The Law Of Secret Recording In New York
Recording telephone and in-person conversations, which once required advance planning and special equipment, is now both simple and widely available on a range of portable devices.
United States
22 Mar 2016
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Law Firms Win Big Case Arising From Representation Of Clients With Competing Interests
Law firms often struggle to determine when the rules of professional conduct permit representation of clients who compete in the marketplace. When is it OK, for example, to represent clients with competing patents, trademarks, or copyrights?
United States
5 Jan 2016
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New York Authorizes Temporary Practice By Out-Of-State Lawyers
Section 523 is very simple. It continues to prohibit lawyers not admitted here from "establish[ing] an office or other systematic or continuous presence" in New York or from holding themselves out to the public as New York lawyers.
United States
17 Dec 2015
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A Spirit Of "Cooperation": What You Need To Know About The DOJ's New Enforcement Policies
On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a memorandum outlining new policies and procedures for United States Attorneys in corporate investigations (the "Memo").
United States
14 Sep 2015
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A Wake-Up Call For Attorneys On Using Recorded Conversations
The recent arrests of two criminal defense lawyers in Pennsylvania provide a dramatic illustration of the perils posed when a lawyer attempts to use recorded conversations made without the consent of all parties.
United States
2 Sep 2015
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