Publications

Books

Nathan M. Crystal, RULES OF CONTRACT LAW: SELECTIONS FROM THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, THE CISG, THE RESTATEMENT (SECOND) OF CONTRACTS, AND THE UNIDROIT PRINCIPLES, with Material on Contract Drafting (with Charles Knapp and Harry G. Prince) (Aspen Law & Business, supp. 2013-2014), 300 p.

Nathan M. Crystal, PROBLEMS IN CONTRACT LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (with Charles Knapp and Harry G. Prince of Hastings College of Law) (Aspen Law & Business, 8th ed. 2016), 1183 p. The book is used at more than 80 law schools around the country. Our publisher tells us that it is either the first or second most widely adopted contracts book in the country.

Nathan M. Crystal, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: PROBLEMS OF PRACTICE AND THE PROFESSION (Aspen Law & Business, 5th ed. 2012), app. 700 p. (first edition published by Little Brown & Co. 1996). The book is used at more than 30 schools around the country.

Nathan M. Crystal, ANNOTATED SOUTH CAROLINA RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT (S.C. Bar 2013 ed.) (with Professor Robert M. Wilcox of USC Law School), 514 p.

Nathan M. Crystal, AN INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (Aspen Law & Business, 1998), 529 p.

Major Articles

Many of the following articles can be found at www.nathancrystal.com

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal & Nathan M. Crystal, Choice of Law in Lawyers’ Engagement Agreements, 121 Penn St. L. Rev. 683 (2017)

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal & Allyson Haynes Stuart, The Internet-of-Things (#IoT) (or Internet of Everything) – privacy and data protection issues in the EU and the US, Information Law Journal, Spring 2016, volume 7 issue 2, available at http://apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=ST230002

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, forthcoming in North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, 41 N.C. J. Int’l L. 276 (2016), http://www.law.unc.edu/journals/ncilj/issues/volume41/issue-2-winter-2016/–using-occams-razor-to-solve-international-attorneyclient-privilege-choice-of-law-issues-an-old-solution-to-a-new-problem/

Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Reconciling US and EU approaches to cloud contracts, 22  PL&B International, October 2014, Issue 131, www.privacylaws.com

Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, “Something’s got to give” – Cloud Computing, as applied to lawyers – comparative approach US and EU and practical proposals to overcome differences, Opinio Juris in Comparatione Vol.I, n.I, 2014 (available at http://www.opiniojurisincomparatione.org/)

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, 32 Miss. C.L. Rev. 283 (2013)

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, available at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/gj.2012.12.issue-2/1934-2640.1412/1934-2640.1412.xml

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

Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Understanding Akzo Nobel: A Comparison of the Status of In-House Counsel, the Scope of the Attorney-Client Privilege, and Discovery in the U.S. and Europe, Global Jurist: Vol. 11: Iss. 1 (Topics) (2011), Article 1, available at http://www.bepress.com/gj/vol11/iss1/1

Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Contract Enforceability During Economic Crisis: Legal Principles and Drafting Solutions, Global Jurist: Vol. 10: Iss. 3 (Advances) (2010), Article 3, available at http://www.bepress.com/gj/vol10/iss3/art3

Nathan M. Crystal, Ethical Responsibility and Legal Liability of Lawyers for Failure to Institute or Monitor Litigation Holds, 43 Akron L. Rev. 715 (2010)

Nathan M. Crystal, Using the Concept of a “Philosophy of Lawyering” in Teaching Professional Responsibility, 51 St. Louis L. J. 1235 (2007)

Nathan M. Crystal, Enforceability of Advance Waivers of Conflicts of Interest, 38 St. Mary’s L.J. 859 (2007)

Nathan M. Crystal, False Testimony by Criminal Defendants: Still Unanswered Ethical and Constitutional Questions, 2003 Ill. L. Rev. 1529

Nathan M. Crystal, History of Efforts to Define Lawyers’ Professional Obligations in OXFORD COMPANION TO AMERICAN LAW (Oxford University Press 2002)

Nathan M. Crystal, Core Values: False and True, 70 Fordham L. Rev. 747 (2001) (listed in the Social Science Network Electronic Library)

Nathan M. Crystal, The Incompleteness of the Model Rules and the Development of Professional Standards, 52 Mercer L. Rev. 839 (2001)

Nathan M. Crystal, Developing a Philosophy of Lawyering, 14 Notre Dame J.L. Ethics & Pub. Poly 75 (2000)

Nathan M. Crystal, The Lawyer’s Duty to Disclose Material Facts in Contract or Settlement Negotiations, 87 Ky. L.J. 1055 (1998-1999) (reprinted in the Defense Law Journal; listed in the Social Science Network Electronic Library)

Nathan M. Crystal, Limitations on Zealous Representation in an Adversarial System, 32 Wake Forest L. Rev. 671 (1997) (listed in the Social Science Network Electronic Library)

Nathan M. Crystal, Scienter in Professional Liability Cases (with Professor John Freeman), 42 So. Car. L. Rev. 783 (1991)

Nathan M. Crystal, Disqualification of Counsel for Unrelated Matter Conflicts of Interest, 4 Geo. J. Leg. Ethics 273 (1990)

Nathan M. Crystal, An Empirical View of Relational Contracts Under Article Two of the Uniform Commercial Code, 1988 N.Y.U. Ann. Sur. of Am. Law 293

Nathan M. Crystal, Confidentiality under the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 30 Kan. L. Rev. 215 (1982)

Nathan M. Crystal, Consumer Product Warranty Litigation in South Carolina, 31 So. Car. L. Rev. 293 (1980)

Nathan M. Crystal, Ethical Problems in Marital Practice, 30 S. Car. L. Rev. 321 (1979)

Nathan M. Crystal, Codification and the Rise of the Restatement Movement, 54 Wash. L. Rev. 239 (1979)

Other Publications

Nathan M. Crystal, Essay on Teaching Methodologies for Professional Responsibility in TEACHING THE LAW SCHOOL CURRICULUM by Steven Friedland and Gerald Hess (Carolina Academic Press 2004)

Nathan M. Crystal, South Carolina Legal Ethics (with Professor Robert M. Wilcox of USC Law School), published on the Internet and in CD-ROM as part of the American Legal Ethics Library sponsored by Cornell Law School, app. 150 pages.

Nathan M. Crystal, Litigation Ethics: Course Material for Continuing Education ch. 5, Contacts with Employees and Misdirected Communications (ABA Sec. of Litig. 2000) (with Rebecca Laffitte)

Shorter Articles

Ethics Watch: Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege and Protecting Work Product as In-House Counsel, South Carolina Lawyer 12 (January 2016).

Ethics Watch: Limited Admission to Practice in and Outside of South Carolina South Carolina Lawyer 12 (November 2015)

Ethics Watch: Assignment of Legal Malpractice Claims— When, if Ever? South Carolina Lawyer 12 (September 2015)

Ethics Watch: Malpractice Insurance Applications and Renewals— Don’t Just Say “No”, South Carolina Lawyer 13 (July 2015)

Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Something’s got to give: breve comparazione tra l’approccio americano ed europeo al cloud computing, soluzioni pratiche (in Italian), Cultura e Diritti,  no. 4/2014, October- December 2014, p. 27

Nathan M. Crystal, Technology and Ethics  (“Technethics”) – 2014 in Review, South Carolina Lawyer 12 (March 2015)

Ethics Watch: Enforcing Fee Splitting Rules: Equity Rather than Strict Compliance, South Carolina Lawyer 12 (May 2014)

Ethics Watch: Technology and Ethics (“Technethics”): 2013 in Review, South Carolina Lawyer 14 (March 2014)

Ethics Watch: Criticism of Judges, South Carolina Lawyer 9 (January 2014)

Deterrents to Forum Selection Clause Challenges, Nathan M. Crystal & Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, International Litigation Articles, ABA (June 25, 2013), http://apps.americanbar.org/abanet/common/login/securedarea.cfm?areaType=premium&role=lt&url=/litigation/mo/premium-lt/articles/international/spring2013-0620-rule-11-as-deterrent-to-forum-selection-challenges.html

Nathan M. Crystal, So You Are Thinking About Moving – A Primer on Ethical Obligations of Departing Lawyers and Their Firms (Part I), S.C. Lawyer (March, 2013)

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Lost in Translation Issues That Can Hurt Your Deal, (January, 2013), available at https://www.italchamber.org/Latest-news/lost-in-translation-issues-that-can-hurt-your-deal.html, also published in Italian, (February, 2013), available at http://lucamartera.blogspot.it/2013/02/lost-in-translation-quando-le.html

Nathan M. Crystal, The Year in Review, S.C. Lawyer (January, 2013)

Nathan M. Crystal, The Duty of Competency in International Transactions: Part II, S.C. Lawyer (November, 2012)

Nathan M. Crystal, The Duty of Competency in International Transactions: Part I, S.C. Lawyer (September, 2012)

Nathan M. Crystal, Ethical Issues in Aggregate Settlements of Non-Class Action Cases, Part Two, S.C. Lawyer (July, 2012)

Nathan M. Crystal, Ethical Issues in Aggregate Settlements of Non-Class Action Cases, Part One, S.C. Lawyer (May, 2012)

Nathan M. Crystal, The “Advice” Exception to the No-Contact Rule, S.C. Lawyer (March, 2012)

Nathan M. Crystal, The Year in Review (through November 30, 2011), S.C. Lawyer (January, 2012)

Nathan M. Crystal, Technology and Confidentiality, Part Two, S.C. Lawyer (November, 2011)

Nathan M. Crystal, Technology and Confidentiality (Part I), S.C. Lawyer (September, 2011)

Nathan M. Crystal, Flat Fees: What Are They and What to Do with Them?, S.C. Lawyer (July, 2011)

Nathan M. Crystal, Limited Engagement Agreements: An Important Tool for Limiting Liability and Dealing with Conflicts, S.C. Lawyer (May, 2011)

Nathan M. Crystal, Confidential Settlement Agreements: What’s Ethically Permitted and What’s Not, S.C. Lawyer (March, 2011)

Nathan M. Crystal, The Year in Review—The Top 10 (or maybe 11) from 2010, S.C. Lawyer (November, 2010)

Nathan M. Crystal, “Hot Tips,” but Not Only for Family Lawyers, S.C. Lawyer (November, 2010)

Nathan M. Crystal, Disclosure Obligations of Prosecutors, S.C. Lawyer (September, 2010)

Nathan M. Crystal, Unconstitutional Advertising Rules, S.C. Lawyer (July, 2010)

Nathan M. Crystal, The Segars-Andrews Case—Looking to the Future, S.C. Lawyer (May, 2010)

Nathan M. Crystal, Recent Developments in Substance and Procedure of the Attorney—Client Privilege, S.C. Lawyer (March, 2010)

Nathan M. Crystal, 2009 Ethics in Review, S.C. Lawyer (January, 2010)

Nathan M. Crystal, Ethical Issues in Using Social Networking Sites, S.C. Lawyer (November, 2009)

Nathan M. Crystal, Screening to Avoid Conflicts of Interest—What, When, and How?, S.C. Lawyer (September, 2009)

Nathan M. Crystal, Ethical Obligations in Using Paralegals, S.C. Lawyer (July, 2009)

Nathan M. Crystal, King Kong v. Godzilla: Discovery Meets Modern Technology, S.C. Lawyer (May, 2009)

Nathan M. Crystal, Conflict Waivers [sic?]—A Primer, S.C. Lawyer (March, 2009)

Nathan M. Crystal, Justice Delayed is Justice Denied While Living in a World of the Second Best, S.C. Lawyer (January, 2009)

Nathan M. Crystal, “Let’s Make a Deal”—Settlement Ethics, S.C. Lawyer (November, 2008)

Nathan M. Crystal, If Someone Must Pay …, S.C. Lawyer (September, 2008)

Nathan M. Crystal, Professionalism and Reporting Misconduct of Other Lawyers, S.C. Lawyer (July, 2008)

Francesca Giannoni-Crystal, Comment to decision 624/2008 of Florence Court, Il Foro Toscano, (February, 2008)

Nathan M. Crystal, South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct: Conflicts of Interest, S.C. Lawyer (March/April 1991)

Nathan M. Crystal, South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct: Provisions on Confidentiality, S.C. Lawyer (Sept./Oct. 1990)

Nathan M. Crystal, South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct: Provisions on Legal Fees and Client Relations, S.C. Lawyer (March/April 1990)