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Hal Lieberman Addresses Disciplinary Commission’s Report on Statewide Attorney Discipline

In response to the publication of the Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline’s September 2015 Report, Hal Lieberman published an article in the New York Law Journal evaluating the recommendations made in the report with respect to uniformity and fairness.

Mr. Lieberman traces the impact of the recommendations on sanctions and procedure. He commends the proposal of adopting statewide sanctioning guidelines, which will lead to uniform sanctioning outcomes in the future. He also supports the proposal that would yield statewide uniform rules and procedures governing the processing of disciplinary matters, which he calls a “wholly refreshing departure.” Read the full article here.

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Eight ECBAWM Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers; Two Named as Rising Stars

ECBAWM is proud to announce that partners Richard Emery, Andrew Celli, Matthew Brinckerhoff, Jonathan Abady, Ilann Maazel, Earl WardHal Lieberman, and Dan Kornstein were named as Super Lawyers for 2015. Partner Debra Greenberger and associate Hayley Horowitz were named as Rising Stars.

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ECBAWM Succeeds in Motion to Disqualify Plaintiffs’ Co-Counsel

ECBAWM 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, ECBAWM 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.

ECBAWM attorneys Hal R. Lieberman, Hayley Horowitz, and Zoe Salzman handled the disqualification motion.

 

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Chief Judge designates Hal R. Lieberman a member of new Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline

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.

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