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Webinar: Shelter In Place Institute: Copyright Trolls & Ethics: A Case Study on Richard Liebowitz

January 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Participatory MCLE Credits and 1 Legal Ethics

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Member Price – $45.00
Non-Member Price – $65.00

Join us for an entertaining legal ethics presentation on Richard Liebowitz, who has been sanctioned in dozens of cases, with one federal judge labeling him a “copyright troll.”  Presented by copyright litigation and legal ethics experts, this webinar will focus on what NOT to do in copyright cases by examining the “growing body of law…devoted to the question of whether and when to impose sanctions on Mr. Liebowitz.” This webinar will identify relevant rules from the California Rules of Professional Conduct and the ABA Model Rules and how Mr. Liebowitz’s litigation conduct has not satisfied these standards.  

Speakers: Nicole Hyland, Tyler Maulsby and Edward Rosenthal
Moderator: Angus M. MacDonald

Nicole Hyland

Nicole Hyland is a partner in the Litigation Group and Professional Responsibility Group at Frankfurt Kurnit. Her practice focuses primarily on legal ethics, professional responsibility, and legal malpractice. Ms. Hyland counsels attorneys and law firms on conflicts of interest, legal fee disputes, escrow issues, disqualification motions, multijurisdictional law practice, business transactions with clients, lateral transitions, law firm formation and break-ups, advertising and social media use, and other professional responsibility issues.

Ms. Hyland is a past chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York City Bar Association. Ms. Hyland obtained a BA from Columbia University and her law degree from Fordham University School of Law

Tyler Maulsby

Tyler Maulsby is counsel in the Litigation, Professional Responsibility, and Securities Fraud & White Collar Defense practice groups of Frankfurt Kurnit. Mr. Maulsby represents individuals and entities in a wide range of industries including law, media, entertainment, technology, fashion, and education, non-profit, and government.  In his legal ethics and professional responsibility practice, Mr. Maulsby represents lawyers and law firms in litigation and counseling matters.

Mr. Maulsby currently serves as the chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York City Bar Association and is a director of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.  He is the managing editor of the Frankfurt Kurnit Professional Responsibility blog. Mr. Maulsby obtained a BA from NYU and his law degree from Tulane Law School.

Edward Rosenthal

Edward (“Ned”) Rosenthal is the chair of the Frankfurt Kurnit’s Intellectual Property Group and co-chair of the Litigation Group. He focuses on intellectual property litigation, emphasizing trademark, copyright, right of publicity, entertainment, advertising, and commercial disputes. Mr. Rosenthal counsels clients on the thorny issues concerning termination of grants of copyrights, and conducts prepublication review of books, articles, television programs, motion pictures, and other materials. His clients include businesses and individuals in the media, advertising, sports, and entertainment fields. Mr. Rosenthal has litigated against Richard Liebowitz on a number of matters. Prior to joining Frankfurt Kurnit, Mr. Rosenthal served as a law clerk to Hon. Abraham Sofaer in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Rosenthal obtained a BA from University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Columbia Law School.

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