Prof. Monroe Freedman Comments on Ethics Bill Targeting New York State Legislators

Monroe H. Freedman, Professor of Law

Ethics bill has troublesome exceptions, legal experts say
By Noeleen Walder
Reuter’s Today
June 15, 2011


But other exceptions — for example, the provision that the law would apply only to new clients, or new work from existing clients, brought in on or after July 1, 2012 — have met with less resistance.

Monroe Freedman, an ethics professor at Hofstra Law School, said that the new-client provision gives clients time to decide whether they want to risk having their name made public.