Nicole Hyland – Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

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Social Lawyers: Avoiding the Ethical Pitfalls of Using Social Media (PowerPoint)

This PowerPoint discusses the four fundamental errors that lawyers make on social media…more
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Benefits of Civil[ized] Litigation

What role does civility have in civil litigation? Can you be a zealous advocate without being rude or hyper-aggressive. My experience as a young associate in a contentious litigation taught me that you can…more
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Are Your Pre-Merger Communications With Your Client Protected? Not Necessarily.

The purchaser in a corporate merger owns the seller’s pre-merger communications with its lawyer, according to a recent Delaware decision…more
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Great Hill Equity Partners Iv, LP v. SIG Growth Equity Fund I, LLP

Opinion

Delaware court opinion holding that attorney-client privilege transfers to seller in merger…more
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Use of "Of Counsel" Title for Lawyers in Foreign Countries

A recent ethics opinion issued by the New York City Bar Professional Ethics Committee offers important new guidance to New York law firms on use of the "of counsel" title for lawyers who work in foreign countries. The opinion…more
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NYCBA Formal Ethics Op. 2013-3: "Of Counsel" Designation for New York Attorney Practicing Law in a Foreign Country

A New York law firm may designate as “of counsel” a lawyer who is licensed to practice law in New York but resides and practices law mainly in a foreign country, provided that: (a) the of counsel lawyer has a “continuing…more
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PowerPoint: Attorney-Client Privilege and Related Topics

PowerPoint Presentation on claiming and protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege, Attorney Work Product in New York State and Federal Court…more
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PowerPoint: Social Media Ethics (with Hypotheticals)

PowerPoint presentation for CLE program on social media ethics, tied to Hypothethicals…more
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Hypotheticals: Legal Ethics and Social Media

These are hypotheticals for a CLE program on legal ethics and social media…more
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Division of Legal Fees With Other Lawyers Who May Lawfully Share Fees With Nonlawyers

ABA issues formal opinion advising that lawyers subject to the Model Rules may work with other lawyers or law firms practicing in jurisdictions with rules that permit sharing legal fees with nonlawyers…more
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New York Ethics Opinion: Lawyers May Advise Clients to Delete Social Media Content

As social networking increases in popularity, lawyers are faced with questions about whether - and to what extent - they should advise clients about the use of social media. While news reports and ethics opinions have focused…more
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New York County Lawyers Association Ethics Opinion

NYCLA Ethics Opinion 745 (2013) - Advising a Client Regarding Posts on Social Media Sites

As social networking increases in popularity, lawyers are faced with questions about whether - and to what extent - they should advise clients about the use of social media. While news reports and ethics opinions have focused…more
| Communications & Media Law, Professional Malpractice

New Ethics Opinion Discusses Duty to Disclose Fraud Against a Tribunal

The Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association has issued an opinion that provides guidance on how to interpret and apply Rule 3.3(a)(3), which requires lawyers to take "reasonable remedial measures" to correct…more
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Malpractice Decision Focuses on When Attorney-Client Relationship Ended

Do you know when your attorney-client relationships end? This apparently simple question can bedevil even the most experienced ethics lawyers. Pinpointing the end of the relationship is critical for at least two reasons. …more
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New York City Bar Opinion 2013-2 - Duty to Disclose Fraud to the Court

The Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association has issued an opinion that provides guidance on how to interpret and apply Rule 3.3(a)(3) of the NY Rules of Professional Conduct, which states: “If a lawyer, a lawyer’s…more
| Professional Malpractice
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