Practice Area: Ethics

New York State Bar Association Is Studying the Impact of Facial Recognition Software on Individual Freedom

The New York State Bar Association is examining the legal and ethical implications and the impact on personal freedom of corporations employing facial recognition software to ban their adversaries – and every lawyer who works for a firm that represents them — from entering sports and entertainment venues. The association’s Executive Committee on Wednesday launched … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1206

Topic: Litigation Financing Digest: A law firm may not refer its clients to a company providing litigation financing where the sole owner of the company is married to a lawyer who is “of counsel” to the law firm. Rules: 1.8(e); 1.8(i); 1.10 (a); 7.5(a). FACTS 1. The Committee has received an inquiry from a lawyer … Continued

Ethics Opinion 1205

Topic: Government Employee Negotiating for Private Employment Digest: A lawyer serving as in-house counsel for a federal agency may not negotiate for private employment with an organization that is an adverse party in litigation before the agency where the lawyer is participating personally and substantially in the litigation. Rules: 1.0(l) & (n), 1.11 FACTS 1. … Continued