Constitutional Law

Time for NY to Pass Criminal Discovery Reform

Most people think of New York State as a bastion of liberalism and being “soft-on-crime.” In fact, New York has one of the worst sets of rules when it comes to providing discovery to people accused of crimes. An organization I am affiliated with called It Can Happen to You (ITCHY) which traditionally has supported […]

Intellectual Property

“Deep Fake” Porn Videos Getting More Common

As technology that allows you to alter videos improves and becomes more readily available and easier to operate, woman across the country are facing a new type of “Revenge Porn” – deep fake videos and images. “Deep fake” is the name given to video clips or still images of pornography where the actors’ faces have […]

General

Resolve to Get Your Legal Practice Ready for 2019

While we are all making our personal New Year’s resolutions this time of year, for solo and small firm practitioners, its just as important to engage in some introspection and planning for the coming year. Lawyers are busy people and solos and small firm practitioners are running a business while simultaneously practicing law. Its easy […]

Criminal Law

“Advice of Counsel” Defense is Perilous

President Donald Trump offered a defense Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing his longtime attorney/fixer Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal at least two of Trump’s alleged affairs: He was just following his lawyer’s advice. His exact statement was put out on Twitter: “I never directed Michael Cohen to […]