July 15, 2010
Devika Kewalramani authored a report published by the Ethics Institute of the New York County Lawyers' Association ("NYCLA") regarding the position NYCLA should adopt regarding Bill No. A8697 (the "Bill") to amend New York Judiciary Law Secs. 475 and 475-a (collectively, the "Lien Law"). The Lien Law currently permits an attorney to attach a charging lien to a client's recovery in court actions but not in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. The Bill seeks to address this deficiency in the Lien Law by expanding its scope to include arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Please click here to see the report.
Devika Kewalramani is a partner and Co-Chair of Moses & Singer's Legal Ethics & Law Firm Practice which advises corporate legal departments, law firms and lawyers on ethical, legal and business aspects of law practice. Devika focuses her practice on conflicts of interest, professional responsibility and risk management matters that often arise in the day-to-day practice of law. She is past Chair of the Subcommittee on Engagement Letters of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a member of its Committee on Professional Discipline. Devika is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Ethics Institute of the New York County Lawyers' Association. She is a faculty member of Lawline.com and is a frequent speaker at the Practising Law Institute, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York County Lawyers' Association, Copyright Society of the USA, National Business Institute, legal departments of banks and title companies, New York law firms and other organizations. For more information, please contact Devika at email@example.com or 212.554.7832.