Time to Adapt to a Different Marketplace?

, New York Law Journal


Stephen Gillers, who teaches legal ethics at New York University School of Law, analyzes a recent New York State Bar ethics opinion that may leave some New York lawyers working at local offices of multinational law firms in exile.

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  • Pioneer

    What if the hypothetical 3L accepts the offer? She doesn't join the NYSSBA. What authority does it have to regulate her conduct? Then if the grievance committee takes action based on the NYBA rule, she can challenge it. NYSBA is private, but the grievance comitte is not. In perofrming its governmental function, it has to have a rational basis for its actions. As Professor Gillers has sown the prohibition against foreign firms with nonlawyer principals is irrational.

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