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Hot Ethical Topics in Tort Law

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1.5 - 1.9
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Join a panel of ethicists as they discuss the hot button ethical issues of concern to tort lawyers today, including the ethical parameters of using social media and the ethical limitations in charging, collecting and sharing fees.

Lecturer Bios

Richard M. Maltz, Esq.

Richard M. Maltz is counsel to our Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group and he has more than 23 years of experience in the professional responsibility field. He represents lawyers in disciplinary matters and lawyers and law firms in partnership disputes. He also handles litigation involving professional responsibility issues, fee disputes, law firm disputes, disqualification, sanctions, and problems in the admission process for law graduates. He was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top attorneys in his field.

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 has been 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 Law, and has published articles in the New York Law Journal, New York State Bar Journal, and Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He has also acted as an ethics expert.

Barry Temkin, Esq.

Barry Temkin is a partner at Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass. His practice includes securities arbitration and litigation, commodities and securities regulation, legal ethics, professional liability defense, employment and commercial litigation. Mr. Temkin represents broker dealers, financial advisors, insurance brokers and registered representatives in litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations. He also represents lawyers and law firms in disciplinary investigations, legal malpractice claims and conflict disputes.

Mr. Temkin is an adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches Professional Responsibility. As an Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, he tried dozens of jury cases and served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Homicide Bureau. Mr. Temkin has published articles on securities law and attorney professionalism in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, The Securities Regulation Law Journal, Seattle University Law Review, Securities Arbitration Commentator, and the New York Law Journal.

Mr. Temkin has been a member of the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Board of Arbitrators since 1999, and is co-chair of the New York Country Lawyers' Association Professional Ethics Committee. Mr. Temkin has participated in panels on securities, commodities and legal ethics at the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers' Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Practicing Law Institute, the Futures Industry Association and The Defense Association of New York, along with numerous corporations and insurance companies. He has been quoted in the ABA Journal, the New York Law Journal, The Economist, The Wall Street,, Lawyers U.S.A. and other publications.

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the University of Rochester.

Alan W. Friedberg

Alan W. Friedberg, Special Counsel to the NYS Commission on Judicial Conduct, is a graduate of Brooklyn College, the Brooklyn Law School and the New York University Law School, where he earned an LL.M. in Criminal Justice. He previously served as Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the Appellate Division, First Department, as Deputy Administrator in Charge of the Commission's New York City Office, as a Senior Attorney at the Commission, as a staff attorney in the Law Office of the New York City Board of Education, as an adjunct professor of business law at Brooklyn College, and as a junior high school teacher in the New York City public school system.

Catherine A. Sheridan, Esq.

Ms. Sheridan is a partner of the firm and practices out of the firm’s Long Island office, located in Carle Place, New York. Her practice areas include representing attorneys in professional disciplinary matters before local Grievance Committees, Character and Fitness Committees, and New York State Appellate Courts; providing advice to attorneys on ethical and professional liability issues; and drafting and arguing appeals, as well as related motions, before New York State Appellate Courts. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. Ms. Sheridan received her Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor from St. John's University and was admitted to practice in January 1994. Since 1996 Ms. Sheridan is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

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