Tag: Ethics

Ethics Watchdog Bars US Government Employees From Writing Crypto Policy if Invested

U.S. officials who are personally invested in cryptocurrencies are now disqualified from working on crypto-related policy and regulation that could affect the value of their assets. A legal advisory notice issued by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) on Tuesday declared that the de minimis exemption – which, when applied to a security, would allow the owner of an…

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New York lawyers generally cannot seek bounties under Dodd-Frank, says New York Ethics Committee – Proskauer

The New York County Lawyers Association Committee on Professional Ethics released Formal Opinion 746 on October 7, in which the Committee considered whether New York lawyers can ethically collect bounties for submitting confidential information about their clients under the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.  According to the Formal Opinion, New York lawyers may not disclose confidential information relating to…

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