Author: Brendan

Jeh Johnson to Deliver Keynote at Advocating for the Rule of Law Seminar

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and the New York Bar Foundation are bringing together thought-leaders, judges and scholars to discuss how the U.S. Constitution is being undermined. The goal of the NYSBA CLE program on Thursday, June 3, is to empower all citizens to become better advocates for democracy. The webinar will focus … Continued

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch Calls on Lawyers to Speak Out Against the Assault on Voting Rights

Former United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch has a message for minority law students, “Embrace being different.” Lynch, the first African-American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General, gave remarks after receiving the Robert L. Haig Award from New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section on Friday, May 7. “Every minority in … Continued

Member Spotlight: Tsugumichi Watanabe

Editor’s Note: The Member Spotlight is a monthly series of Question & Answers with NYSBA members. This month’s profile is with Tsugumichi Watanabe, a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and a member of NYSBA’s International Section. Who are your heroes in the legal world? I admire Ralph Nader for his persistence in causes that … Continued

Catching Up to Technology: Using Social Media Posts as Evidence

To many outside the legal world, the images and videos posted on social media during the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6 would seem to be enough to press charges. During a recent New York State Bar Association webinar, “Criminal Investigations and Social Media, Geolocation, and the Capitol Riots,” panelists discussed how content posted on social … Continued