This program, presented by legal ethics and professional responsibility attorneys Richard Maltz, John B. Harris, and Vitaly Lipkansky, explores how you may aggressively pursue your clients’ goals without running afoul of the ethics rules that could land you before an attorney grievance committee.
The program presents challenging issues by discussing real life hypotheticals that include such subjects
Richard M. Maltz is counsel to Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group. With more than 27 years of experience in the professional responsibility field, he is one of New York State’s leading practitioners in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility, representing law graduates seeking admission, lawyers and law firms in a wide variety of disciplinary matters, litigation, fee disputes and law firm disputes. He was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top attorneys in his field. He has also been named as a Super Lawyer as noted in the New York Times Magazine.
Mr. Maltz served two years as First Deputy Chief Counsel (1998-2000) and nine years as Deputy Chief Counsel (1989-1998) for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Maltz handled both criminal and civil litigation.
Currently, Mr. Maltz is a member of the New York State Bar Committee on Professional Discipline and the New York City Bar Professional Responsibility Committee. He was creator and Chair of the New York State Trial Lawyer’s Ethics Committee.
Mr. Maltz is a former Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar (2002-2005) and former Chair and then Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association. He served as a member of the New York County Lawyers’ Ethics Institute and was appointed to the New York State Bar Advertising Task Force. He was also former Chair of the Briarcliff Manor Ethics Board, as well as a former Referee for the Judicial Conduct Commission.
Mr. Maltz was certified to teach an ethics CLE course by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board and he lectures often on disciplinary and ethical issues for New York State, City, and County Bar associations and for private law firms. He has taught professional responsibility at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of
John B. Harris is a litigation partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz. He has broad experience in legal ethics and professional responsibility practice and frequently defends law firms, lawyers, and other professionals against claims of legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud. He also counsels lawyers on their ethical responsibilities and represents lawyers in disputes with current and former partners.
More broadly, Mr. Harris frequently represents lawyers and non-lawyers who are the subjects of criminal or regulatory investigations. He has represented public figures, corporate executives and securities industry professionals against allegations involving collateralized debt obligation and mortgage fraud; antitrust violations, anti-money laundering investigations; insider trading; securities and accounting fraud; and mutual fund pricing violations.
Mr. Harris is a past Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and is a former member of the New York City Bar’s Committee on Professional and Judicial Ethics, Committee on Professional Discipline, Judiciary Committee, and Task Force on Multi-Disciplinary Practice. He has served as a delegate to the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates and currently serves as a member of the State Bar Professional Discipline Committee. He acts as a mediator for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Harris is also a past Chair of the New York Regional Board of the ADL and chairs its National Legal Affairs Committee, serves as a director of the New York University Law Alumni Association; and is a board member of Summer Search, New York
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