NY Bar Back Fortified Rule on Atty Misconduct And NDAs

By Andrew Strickler

Law360 reported that NYSBA approved guidance designed to keep attorneys from using nondisclosure agreements to dodge their duty to report sexual harassment and other serious misconduct by lawyers.

Leaders of the New York State Bar Association on Friday approved #MeToo-era guidance designed to keep attorneys from using nondisclosure agreements to dodge their duty to report sexual harassment and other serious misconduct by lawyers. “A lot of law firms would love to have an excuse not to report their partners” to attorney oversight officials, said ethics specialist Roy Simon, who chairs the bar’s conduct committee and made the rule change presentation.

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