Prof. Ellen Yaroshefsky Quoted in Bloomberg Law Story on Chances That Judge in USS Cole Bombing Case Will Face Disciplinary Action

Official photo of Hofstra Law faculty member Ellen Yaroshefsky, the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics and Executive Director of the Monroe H. Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics

Few Avenues to Discipline Ex-Cole Judge Over Impartiality Doubts
By Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Bloomberg Law Big Law Business
April 22, 2019

Ethics experts and attorneys said even though it’s likely that Vance Spath won’t face disciplinary action for failing to disclose his efforts to get a job at the Justice Department while serving on the tribunal, there are a few ways that he could face further repercussions. …

Spath could also be subject to discipline in New York, where he’s licensed to practice law, if a complaint is filed with the state’s attorney grievance committee.

The state bar could pursue him under professional conduct rules that prohibit dishonesty, deceit, fraud, and misrepresentation as well as acting contrary to the administration of justice, said Ellen Yaroshefsky, an ethics professor at Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Read the full article on the Bloomberg Law Big Law Business website.

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