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Ethics Expert on Ty Cobb’s Steakhouse Disclosures: He Blew It

Ethics Expert on Ty Cobb’s Steakhouse Disclosures: He Blew It

When Ty Cobb joined President Trump’s legal team in July, Bloomberg News reported that he was “intended to be traffic cop, enforcer of discipline” on matters related to the ongoing investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 election. This week, some attorneys were left wondering if that discipline applies to professional ethics. On Sunday, a New

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Lawyer Admonished for Helping Client Leak GE Docs to Media

By Samson Habte, Bloomberg BNA  A prominent attorney to whistle-blowers was admonished by a Washington disciplinary panel for helping a fired General Electric in-house attorney leak damaging information about GE to law enforcement officials and journalists. The admonition — issued Aug. 30 by the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility and directed at against

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Ex-Big Law Associate Claims His Ethical Concerns About Partners Got Him Fired

A former associate of King & Spalding has sued the law firm for wrongful termination, saying he was fired in December 2016 because he reported ethical misconduct to the firm’s management. David A. Joffe worked as a New York commercial litigation associate at the firm from January 2012 to December 7, 2016. In a 15-page

Andrew Napolitano, senior judicial analyst for Fox News Channel, arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. Photographer: Albin Lohr-Jones/Pool via Bloomberg

Trump Loves ‘Fake Judges,’ Can’t Stand Real Judges (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the Louis Stein Chair at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. By Bruce A. Green, Fordham Law School President Trump seems to hold real judges in low regard. To be sure, he praised his own Supreme Court nominee, federal appeals judge Neil M.

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Bharara Firing Shows Trump’s Ethics Problem, Says Law Professor (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author is the Louis Stein Chair at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. By Bruce A. Green, Fordham Law School When it comes to ethics, appearances are almost as important as reality. Whether it’s judges, lawyers or government leaders, those in power are expected to

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Cal. Finalizes Opinion on Regulation of Lawyers’ Blogs

California lawyers can blog outside their law office website without worrying about lawyer advertising standards unless the blog touts the lawyer’s availability for employment, according a finalized opinion from the California state bar’s ethics committee. Lawyers in California can use the new opinion as a road map for ensuring that their blogs aren’t subject to

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Calif. Bar Endorses New Ethical Duties for Prosecutors

By Lance J. Rogers, Bloomberg BNA  California prosecutors may soon be called on to take a more active role in preventing and even rectifying wrongful convictions under new professional conduct rules that were approved Oct. 1 by the state bar’s board of trustees. The changes, if accepted by the state supreme court, will bring California’s

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How Big Data Analytics is Changing Legal Ethics (Perspective)

Editor’s Note: The author of this article is a professor at the University of Houston Law Center. She is the co-author of a casebook, Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach, and numerous scholarly law review articles. By Renee Knake, Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center Big data analytics are changing how lawyers find clients, conduct legal

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Lawyers Can Be Zealous Without Being Nasty

By Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View The American Bar Association is considering adding a rule to its canon of ethics that would prohibit lawyers from discriminating in the course of their jobs. The proposal seems innocuous and probably overdue — but it has encountered a surprising degree of opposition. So it seems reasonable to ask: Why is

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