NY Rule Change Lets Out-Of-Towners Practice Openly

Law360, New York (January 21, 2016, 9:23 PM EST) -- Newly liberalized rules allowing out-of-state lawyers to work in New York should stop the longstanding practice of lawyers ignoring the prohibition while also pulling non-New York-admitted attorneys clearly under the state's disciplinary authority, experts say.

Cheering the state's new alignment with national norms for out-of-state lawyers, many say the New York changes won’t open the door to more “fly in, fly out” lawyers as much as they will bring the legions already engaged in the practice into the lawful light.

“There has never been a situation in which guys from the attorney general’s office raided Skadden Arps [in New York] looking...

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