Silver Conviction Will Change Law Firms' Albany Dealings

Law360, New York (December 1, 2015, 8:33 PM EST) -- Following the conviction of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for improperly splitting law firm referral fees, experts say many law firms will be forced to tighten up their internal structures and rethink their relationships with active legislators.

Quick on the heels of Silver's conviction on Monday, lawmakers and other stakeholders posited the case will spur a number of ethics and campaign finance reforms in Albany. But it is also likely that the conviction will significantly impact the way law firms decide to do business in Albany, according to legal experts.

"I think everyone will be taking a hard...

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