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Nathan Crystal was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 in the fields of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law.

Nathan Crystal has been appointed to the New York City Bar Ethics Advisory Committee.

Nathan Crystal awarded Leadership in Law by SC Lawyers Weekly, which honors those in the SC legal community who have achieved success in their law practice, made contributions to society and had an important impact on the legal industry.

On January 23, 2014, in Kiawah at the SC Annual Convention, Nathan M. Crystal spoke of ethics in international practiceand Francesca Giannoni-Crystal spoke of notarization issues in cross-border transactions – Program “Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered” … but generally planning ahead is better: let’s discuss some notarization issues in cross borders transactions and some ethics issues in International Law”. Contact info@cgcfirm.com for material.

Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal’s New York office has moved from 65 E. 55th St., Suite 23B, New York, NY, 10022 to 11 Broadway, Suite 615, New York, NY 10038.

Firm opens D.C. location at 1717 K Street, NW, Suite 900. Francesca Giannoni-Crystal will be the partner in charge of the office.

Nathan Crystal was appointed as chairman of the International Committee of the South Carolina Bar, which organizes a CLE program at the Annual Meeting of the SC Bar in January 2014 “Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered” … but generally planning ahead is better: let’s discuss some notarization issues in cross borders transactions and some ethics issues in International Law.

On November 30, 2013 Francesca Giannoni-Crystal spoke at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa in the symposium “Getting around the cloud(s) – “Technical and legal issues on Cloud services”. Material available (contact info@cgcfirm)

On November 19, 2013, Nathan Crystal will speak in the program “Issues in Comparative Legal Ethics”, at the New York City Bar.

Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal’s New York office has moved from 15 Maiden Lane, Suite 1208, New York, NY 10038 to Park Avenue Tower, 65 E. 55th St., Suite 23B, New York, NY, 10022.

Nathan Crystal recorded videos on some of the latest developments of legal ethics. Visit http://www.nathancrystal.com/videos/.

On April 23, 2013, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal spoke at the ABA International Section/ 2013 Spring Meeting in Washington in the Program “What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a Notary, is it the Same?

On March 1, 2013, Professor Crystal spoke at the SC Law Rev. Symposium titled “The Practice of law in the 21st Century – The Intersection of Law and Technology” – Title of presentation: “Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Materials: Ethical and Legal Issues in Federal and State Court”

On March 1, 2013, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal spoke of Conflict of Ethical Rules in International Arbitration at the Mississippi College law Rev. Symposium “Ethics 20/20 – The Future of Professional Responsibility”

Published new edition (the seventh) of Nathan Crystal’s coauthored casebook “Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials”(together with Charles L. Knapp and Harry G. Prince).

Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, “One, No one and One Hundred Thousand” … – which ethical rule to apply? Conflict of ethical rules in international arbitration, forthcoming 2013 in the Mississippi College Law Review

Do the Right Thing (for your duty of competency): Some Ethical and Practical Thoughts on “Notarization” in International Transactions, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Global Jurist. Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1934-2640, DOI: 10.1515/1934-2640.1412, December 2012, click here to read

Nathan Crystal’s “The Duty of Competency in International Transactions” Part One and Part Two published in the South Carolina Lawyer (September and November 2012)

Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Enforceability of Forum Selection Clause: A “Gallant Knight” Still Seeking Eldorado, 8 S.C. J. Int’l. L. & Bus 203.

Published new edition (the seventh) of Nathan Crystal’s coauthored casebook “Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials”(together with Charles L. Knapp and Harry G. Prince).

Nathan Crystal was counsel of record and principal drafter of an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Aleph Institute (Jeffrey Green cocounsel) in support of Shalom Rubashkin’s Petition to the US Supreme Court for a for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit’s decision. The amicus deals with a judicial disqualification issue based on 28 U.S.C. § 455(a) and the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment.

Nathan Crystal has recently published in the South Carolina Lawyer a new “Ethics Watch” titled “Ethical Issues in Aggregate settlements of Non-Class Action Cases, Part One” in May 2012

For news on Contracts and Ethics, please check out at www.nathancrystal.com.

 

 

 

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