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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

Complying with Section 327(a) of the Bankruptcy Code: What Counsel for a Debtor-in-Possession Need to Know

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An attorney appointed to be counsel for a debtor in possession must first attest in a sworn affidavit that he or she does not represent any materially adverse interests to the estate or is not an interested party according to Section 327(a) of the Bankruptcy Code.  Even performing all duties zealously and properly, however, does… 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