Expert Eyes Sheldon Silver 'Of Counsel' Role At Weitz Firm

Law360, New York (February 11, 2015, 6:13 PM EST) -- A legal ethics expert hired by the New York firm at the center of the Sheldon Silver corruption case said Wednesday that the Albany insider had a legitimate "of counsel" relationship to Weitz & Luxenberg PC, allowing the firm to give Silver unlimited referral fees without breaching professional conduct rules.

Roy Simon, a professor emeritus at Hofstra University School of Law, said the plaintiffs firm hired him days after Silver was indicted last month on corruption charges, to conduct a narrow inquiry about whether Silver’s "of counsel" role passed bar muster.

While Silver handled no cases in his long part-time tenure...

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