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Francesca Giannoni-Crystal & Nathan M. Crystal, Choice of Law in lawyers’ engagement agreements, 121 Penn St. L. Rev. 683 (2017) is out.

Craig Dobson was a speaker at the 2017 Fundamentals of Immigration Law Conference in Denver, CO on August 4 and August 5, 2017.

On May 18, 2017 in N. Charleston, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal spoke of Data Transfer & GDPR inside the free clinic Technology and International Law Issues for Entrepreneurs.

Craig Dobson has been invited to serve another term (2017-18 term) as Vice-Chair of AILA’s National Ethics Committee

CGC announces the opening of its Savannah (Georgia) office. The office – which was already operated by Craig Dobson – is an important addition to our organization

On November 11, 2016, Craig Dobson led a discussion with AILA’s National Ethics Committee on multijurisdictional practice issues for both U.S. and foreign-licensed lawyers

CGC is pleased to announce that Craig Dobson is now Of Counsel to the firm. Craig has a diverse immigration practice.

The eighth edition of Nathan Crystal‘s co-authored book Knapp, Crystal, & Prince, Problems in Contract Law: Cases and Materials is out

Nathan Crystal has been appointed to serve as co-chair and Francesca Giannoni-Crystal as vice-chair of the international ethics subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section/Professional Responsibility Committee

On May 12, 2016 Nathan Crystal led (with Craig Dobson) a discussion with the Ethics Committee of the AILA on federal preemption of state ethics rules

Nathan Crystal was appointed to serve as an advisor to the Ethics Compendium project of the American Immigration Lawyers Association

Nathan Crystal is teaching Professional Responsibility at N.Y.U. Law School – next semester starting on August 2016

On May 17, 2016, Nathan Crystal, at the SC Bar Conference Center, delivered a CLE program for the SC Bar on the occasion of the publication of his 2016 edition of the Annotated South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct

Nathan Crystal speaking at the ABA SIL program “Affiliation agreements between law firms: across the borders” – April 15, 2016 at 9.00 am in NYC

PUBLISHED: Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Using Occam’s Razor to Solve International Attorney-Client Privilege Choice of Law Issues: An Old Solution to a New Problem, 41 N.C. J. Int’l L. 276 (2016), 41 N.C. J. Int’l L. 276 (2016),–using-occams-razor-to-solve-international-attorneyclient-privilege-choice-of-law-issues-an-old-solution-to-a-new-problem/

The Internet-of-Things (#IoT) (or Internet of Everything) – privacy and data protection issues in the EU and the US” (Francesca Giannoni-Crystal & Allyson Haynes Stuart) in ABA’s publication Information Law Journal (Spring 2016 issue (volume 7 issue 2))

In November 2015 NYSBA House of Delegates adopted COSAC’s Report on Temporary Practice and In-House Counsel (Francesca Giannoni-Crystal was in the 8 people-subcommittee which drafted it)

CGC is pleased to announce that Allyson Haynes Stuart (privacy, data security, and e-discovery) is now Of-Counsel to the firm.

Nathan Crystal has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of the Best Lawyers of America in the area of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law (same in 2015)

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal has been recently appointed to the NYSBA’s Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct (COSAC)

In July 1015 Nathan Crystal has been reappointed as chairman of the International Committee of the SC Bar for 2015/2016 (F. Giannoni-Crystal, vice chair)

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal’s speaker material for program Martial Arts Ethics: Offensive and Defensive Techniques (ABA SIL 2015 Spring Meeting) available here

Nathan Crystal has been appointed on the NY City Bar Ethics Advisory Committee.

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