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Social Media Ethics: Keeping Up with Changing Obligations

Posted in ABI, Ethics
October’s ABI Journal features commentary from Hughes Hubbard’s James B. Kobak Jr. and Ignatius Grande on the latest developments and ethics opinions impacting attorneys’ use of social media.  Kobak and Grande note that “it is more important than ever before for attorneys to be aware of the pitfalls, as well as the opportunities, that have… Continue Reading

ABI’s Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 Issues Recommendations

Posted in ABI, Chapter 11
Earlier today, ABI issued its much-anticipated report regarding potential revisions to Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.  As Reuters reports, ABI “formed the commission in 2012 amid concerns that rising costs of Chapter 11 were deterring companies from filing for bankruptcy.” Stay tuned to the Hughes Hubbard Bankruptcy Report for updates on key takeaways in… Continue Reading

Specialties, Endorsements and other Social Media Traps for Bankruptcy Lawyers

Posted in ABI, Ethics
Hughes Hubbard’s James B. Kobak, Jr. and Ignatius Grande contributed an article in ABI’s Ethics & Professional Compensation Committee’s November newsletter.  The article discusses a recent ethics opinion issued by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics regarding the ethical debate surrounding content that lawyers or law firms may post to their… Continue Reading

CRG Partner Chris Kiplok Testifies Before ABI’s Commission to Reform Chapter 11

Posted in ABI, Chapter 11
The following is an excerpt of Hughes Hubbard Partner Christopher K. Kiplok’s written statement and testimony to the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Commission to Reform Chapter 11. The Commission invited Mr. Kiplok to testify regarding the current safe harbor provisions and his recommendations for proposed reforms.  Further information regarding the Commission can be found here.  Consideration… Continue Reading