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March 8th, 2023
Top NY Judge Misled Lawmakers To Justify DiFiore’s Detail
Ethics & Professional Responsibility Chair Ronald C. Minkoff is quoted in the article, “Top NY Judge Misled Lawmakers To Justify DiFiore’s Detail” published by Law360. The article discusses the recent testimony by acting Chief Administrative Judge Tamiko Amaker, that defended former Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s seven-year multimillion-dollar security detail. Filings in a previous case reveal that the former chief judge violated judicial ethics by writing a letter to prosecutors that invoked her judicial office and authority in a victim impact statement. Ron is quoted saying, “Her suggestion that the weight of an entire branch of government is being brought to bear goes beyond what is proper.”
Ron notes, “This is why it is so important that a judge submitting a Victim Impact Statement make clear that they are acting only in their personal capacity, lest their actions bring the entire judiciary into disrepute.”
Read the full article here.
Greenwashing in the Crosshairs: Regulators Around the Globe Take Aim
AdWeek quotes Jeffrey A. Greenbaum on the FTC's updated Green Guides guidance, which discourages U.S. brands from misleading consumers through false advertising. Read more.
May 31 2023
How GCs Can Handle Internal Pressure To Hire A Certain Firm
Law360 quotes Tyler Maulsby on potential ethics issues when general counsels are pressured to steer work to specific law firms. Read more.
May 16 2023
The Number Of US State Privacy Laws Is Close To Hitting Double-Digits
AdExchanger quotes Daniel M. Goldberg on Frankfurt Kurnit's 2023 Tech Law Summit and on the rise of state privacy laws. Read more.
May 12 2023