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Prof. Stephen Gillers Esq.

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June 2008: '[A New York prosecutor was] Unwilling to do what his bosses ordered, he said, he deliberately helped the other side win. Stephen Gillers, a legal ethics professor at the New York University School of Law, said he believed that Mr. Bibb had violated his obligation to his client, and could conceivably face action by a disciplinary panel. “He’s entitled to his conscience, but his conscience does not entitle him to subvert his client’s case,” Mr. Gillers said. “It entitles him to withdraw from the case, or quit if he can’t.”'

September 2007: Still, some legal experts say that federal prosecutors have wide latitude in interpreting the broad bribery statutes and that Mr. Siegelman’s actions, as outlined by the government, could have crossed the line. Stephen Gillers, a professor at New York University School of Law, said the defense claim that the prosecution had not proved corrupt intent does not undermine the conviction.

August 2001: 'This is a great expansion in the freedom of lawyers to warn victims and persons in danger of substantial bodily harm or death, regardless of who's causing it,' or whether it is imminent, said Stephen Gillers, a professor of legal ethics at New York University School of Law. 'That's important in a world of dangerous products, where you have exploding tires and cars that overturn.'


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York University (NYU) Organization Jan 14, 2004

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Sep 12, 2009 A Legal Battle: Online Attitude vs. Rules of the Bar

QUOTE: And with thousands of blogs and so many lawyers online, legal ethics experts say that collisions between the freewheeling ways of the Internet and the tight boundaries of legal discourse are inevitable...

New York Times
Jun 23, 2008 Doubting Case, a Prosecutor Helped the Defense

QUOTE: He believed that the two imprisoned men were not guilty, and that their convictions should be dropped. Yet top officials told him, he said, to go into a court hearing and defend the case anyway. He did, and in 2005 he lost. But in a recent interview, Mr. Bibb made a startling admission: He threw the case. Unwilling to do what his bosses ordered, he said, he deliberately helped the other side win...Today, the two men are free. At the end of the hearing, which stretched over six weeks, his superiors agreed to ask a judge to drop the conviction of one, Olmedo Hidalgo. The judge granted a new trial to the other, David Lemus, who was acquitted in December.

New York Times
Sep 11, 2007 Democrats See Politics in a Governor's Jailing

QUOTE: House leaders are beginning an investigation this week of the prosecution of Don Siegelman, the former Democratic governor of Alabama who was imprisoned in June on federal corruption charges. The case could become the centerpiece of a Democratic effort to show that the Justice Department engaged in political prosecutions.

New York Times
Aug 23, 2006 Conflict of Interest Is Raised in N.S.A. Ruling

QUOTE: The federal judge who ruled last week that President Bush’s eavesdropping program was unconstitutional is a trustee and an officer of a group that has given at least $125,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union.

New York Times
Aug 22, 2006 What Organizations Don’t Want to Know Can Hurt

QUOTE: The leaders of corporations and other institutions, it turns out, are not always hungry for more information. Investigations can be costly. They can assign blame. They can uncover things that might give ammunition for lawsuits.

New York Times
Feb 11, 2005 Sheik's U.S. Lawyer Convicted Of Aiding Terrorist ActivityLawyer Found Guilty

QUOTE: Stewart's case became a litmus test for how far a defense attorney could go in aggressively representing a terrorist client without crossing the line into criminal behavior. Many defense and civil liberties lawyers spoke of drawing a chilling lesson from her conviction, saying the government had criminalized behavior that would have drawn merely administrative punishment in the past.

Washington Post
Jan 09, 2004 Bias Issue Faces Judge in Monsanto Case

QUOTE: A federal judge... presiding over a price-fixing case involving the Monsanto Company did not disclose to the parties in the case that in 1997 and 1998 he was listed as a lawyer representing Monsanto in a case that covered some of the same issues...

New York Times
Apr 20, 2003 Lawyer Whose Disclosure Brought Down a Judge Is Punished

QUOTE: A lawyer who divulged a client's confidences to bring down a corrupt judge acted improperly, the Washington Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. It suspended the lawyer, Douglas Schafer, for six months.

New York Times
Jan 29, 2003 Law's attorney blasts judge for remarks

QUOTE: In an unusual public rebuke, Cardinal Bernard F. Law's personal attorney yesterday accused Superior Court Judge Constance M. Sweeney of making prejudicial remarks that could undermine Law's ability to get unbiased justice...

Boston Globe
Aug 08, 2001 Lawyers May Reveal Secrets of Clients, Bar Group Rules

QUOTE: Backers of an initiative to overhaul legal ethics rules, allowing lawyers more leeway to disclose client confidences to prevent fraud, injury or death, won a partial victory...

New York Times