What You Should Know: Legal Ethics Pitfalls and Hot Issues Attorneys Encounter

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Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: May 20, 2019
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Runtime: 1 hour and 33 minutes
Recorded: May 20, 2019


Attorneys are tasked with assisting others in legal matters, but what happens when they find themselves running afoul of the law? Many knowingly--and some unknowingly--engage in misconduct or illegal actions relating to confidentiality, multijurisdictional practice, and representation. Our panel of experts will discuss common issues of misconduct and ways to formulate a plan to prevent and correct problems in your practice.

This program was recorded on May 20th, 2019.

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Tyler Maulsby

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C.

Tyler Maulsby is Counsel at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, P.C. in New York. Mr. Maulsby's practice focuses on Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and White Collar Defense and Investigations. Mr. Maulsby represents lawyers and law firms in a wide variety of matters including legal malpractice, disqualification motions, fee disputes, as well as disciplinary and admissions proceedings. Mr. Maulsby also counsels lawyers and law firms on issues related to lateral transitions and risk management. In his White Collar practice, Mr. Maulsby represents individuals and corporations in internal investigations and high stakes litigation matters.

Mr. Maulsby is the incoming chair of the New York City Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics and is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. He frequently writes and speaks on issues related to New York Legal ethics as well as issues relating to the ABA Model Rules.

Denise M. Quinterri

The Law Office of Denise M. Quinterri, PLLC

Denise M. Quinterri's practice focuses on legal ethics and professional responsibility. She formally served as a Bar Counsel for the State Bar of Arizona. She now represents lawyers in State Bar proceedings ("Bar complaints") and applicants in the Character and Fitness process, provides opinion letters concerning ethics issues, and assists in fee disputes. She also enjoys presenting at the occassional CLE seminar or conference. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers. Ms. Quinterri is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Quinterri is highly experienced in law discipline, having personally handled over 500 bar complaints. She has represented over 150 applicants to the State Bar in the Character and Fitness process. She understands various aspects of the practice, having worked at a large law firm, a small to mid-size law firm, as a solo attorney, and for a non-profit, quasi-governmental organization.

Ellen A. Pansky

Pansky Markle Ham LLP

Ellen A. Pansky specializes in the defense of attorneys, bar applicants and other professionals in regulatory and licensure proceedings and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil actions. She consults with and advises lawyers in legal ethics and risk management. She frequently serves as an expert witness in legal malpractice proceedings. Ms. Pansky is certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Legal Malpractice Law.

Ms. Pansky is a member and past-president (1995-1996) of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, “APRL.” She has long been active with the Los Angeles County Bar Association, served as Assistant Vice President of its Board of Trustees (2005-2012), and for years has served on several of its committees including: Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee (chair 1996-1997, and current member); Ethics 2000 Liaison Committee; Judicial Appointments Committee; and on the Shattuck-Price Award Committee. She has also served as a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Senior Lawyers Division Executive Committee (2010-2013), and has been appointed to the Ad Hoc Committee on State Bar Admissions Regulation Reform Proposals (2013-2014) as well as the Ad Hoc President's Advisory Committee on Women in the Legal Profession (2013-2014). She is a longstanding member of the American Bar Association and has been a member of its Practice Management Section and the ABA Women Rainmakers Committee. She also served as a member of Editorial Board of the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct (2004-2007). Ms. Pansky served as a liaison member to the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, representing APRL (2006-2008), and is a current member of the SCEPR. She is also a charter member of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility. Additionally, she previously served as a member of the California State Bar’s Pilot Program Interaction Advisory Committee, addressing the effect of the Lawyer Assistance program on the State Bar disciplinary system. She served by appointment of the then presiding judge of the State Bar Court as a member of the Advisory Rules Revision Committee of the Executive Committee of the State Bar Court.

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