Published on June 16, 2011 | by LawNews
Prof. Monroe Freedman Comments on Ethics Bill Targeting New York State Legislators
Ethics bill has troublesome exceptions, legal experts say
By Noeleen Walder
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.