Q&A's

Shan Thever

Director of City Bar's Small Firm Center Discusses Challenges for Solos, Small Practices

By Jeff Storey |

The goal of the New York City Bar Association's Small Law Firm Center is to provide the kinds of access to services and research tools that attorneys working in big law firms routinely enjoy and to foster networking opportunities among small-firm attorneys. The director, Shan Thever, spoke with the Law Journal on the center's services and goals and the life of a solo or small-firm practitioner.

Ira Millstein

In Trump Era, Weil's Millstein Sees Promise for Corporate Governance

By Nell Gluckman |

Having just turned 90, Weil, Gotshal & Manges senior partner Ira Millstein discusses his decades-long fight to reform corporate boards and his new book on the topic, published this month. Millstein believes directors of companies have a responsibility to improve Americans' view of the corporations they depend upon.

Robert Haig

An Insider's View on Case Volume, Efficiency and Commercial Division Reforms

By Jason Grant |

As chair of the Commercial Division Advisory Council, Kelley Drye & Warren partner Robert Haig thinks a lot about how to streamline litigation and why that's good for business.

Victor Olds

New Prosecutor Ethics Bureau Chief Hopes to Start a Trend

By Andrew Denney |

Among the more than 60 new hires that Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark has announced for her office in recent weeks was Victor Olds, an experienced litigator who, as head of the Professional Responsibility Bureau, has taken on a unique job.

U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian at the federal courthouse in Albany

Northern District Federal Prosecutor Beefs Up Civil Enforcement

By Jeff Storey |

As U.S. attorney for the Northern District of New York, Richard Hartunian is the federal government's principal litigator in an area that encompasses 32 upstate counties and has 3.2 million people. He discusses his efforts to add resources to the office's civil division and to focus on affirmative civil enforcement in areas such as healthcare, defense procurement and environmental fraud.

George Freeman

A Media Lawyer's Take on Stock Photos? Handle With Care.

By Andrew Denney |

George Freeman, executive director of the Media Law Resource Center, discusses recent rulings on stock images and what media companies can do to shield themselves from lawsuits.

Justice Marcy Kahn

Q&A With Justice Marcy Kahn

By Joel Stashenko |

In the early 2000s, Chief Judge Judith Kaye asked Justices Marcy Kahn and Edward Davidowitz to create a group that would promote understanding and reduce jurisdictional conflict between the justice systems of New York's indigenous tribal nations and the federal and state courts. The proposal was received positively by the nine state-recognized tribal nations and, in 2003, the New York Federal-State-Tribal Courts and Indian Nations Justice Forum was born.