ECBA recently succeeded on a motion to disqualify plaintiffs’ co-counsel in a pending litigation in New York Supreme Court. Retained as special ethics counsel on the disqualification motion, ECBA was able to convince the Court to disqualify the firm because one of its associates had previously represented defendants in the same matter, and had obtained material client confidences, before he moved laterally to the plaintiffs’ firm.
ECBA attorneys Hal R. Lieberman, Hayley Horowitz, and Zoe Salzman handled the disqualification motion.
Hal R. Lieberman was appointed a member of the newly established Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline, chaired by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti. The Commission will conduct a top-to-bottom review of the attorney discipline system throughout the state and issue recommendations on how to reshape attorney discipline in New York to ensure fairness, efficiency and effectiveness.
ECBA welcomes renowned ethics expert, Hal Lieberman, as a new partner in the firm.
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