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Devika Kewalramani

Devika Kewalramani

Moses & Singer LLP

New York, NY, USA


Devika Kewalramani is a partner and co-chair of Moses & Singer's Legal Ethics & Law Firm Practice which advises law firms, lawyers and legal departments on ethical and legal aspects of law practice. She also currently serves as the firm's general counsel. Devika’s practice focuses on the laws that regulate lawyers. She counsels clients on issues relating to legal ethics, professional discipline, law firm risk management, and lawyer licensing and admissions. Devika advises on ethics matters involving legal malpractice. She conducts ethics and risk management audits for law firms and legal departments.

A frequent lecturer, panelist and author on legal ethics, Devika speaks to law firms, corporate legal departments, bar associations and other professional organizations on a variety of legal ethics topics. The editor of New York State Bar Association’s Journal magazine recognized Devika as author of one of the best articles of 2010: “Up Close and Professional With New York’s Engagement Letter Rules” (September 2010). Her article, “Demystifying ESQrow Ethics” was featured on the front page of the New York State Bar Association Journal’s May 2013 edition. Devika is a faculty member of the Practising Law Institute and of Lawline.com.

She began her career at Moses & Singer as an associate in the firm's Banking and Finance practice, where she represented major financial institutions in secured and unsecured financings.

Devika is the Chair of the Committee on Professional Discipline of the New York City Bar Association. She is a member of the Advisory Board of The Ethics Institute of the New York County Lawyers' Association.

In 2014 and 2015, Devika achieved Super Lawyer status in the Metro Edition of New York Super Lawyers®.

She was appointed as a member of the New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline in 2015 and served as a co-chair of its Subcommittee on Transparency and Access.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, New York Commission on Statewide Attorney Discipline
  • Chair, Committee on Professional Discipline, the New York City Bar Association
  • Member, Public Policy and Action Committee, the New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member, Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Ethics Institute, the New York County Lawyer's Association
  • Member, International Board of Advisors of Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, Haryana, India
  • Past Chair, Subcommittee on Engagement Letters, Professional Responsibility Committee, the New York City Bar Association
  • Past Member, Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York State Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • Lexis® Practice Advisor for Corporate Counsel: Ethics For In-House Counsel, Author (2012-current).
  • The Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Mentor to Journal staff members for note publications on ethics (2010-11 and 2011-12).
  • "The New York Rules of Professional Conduct," Oxford University Press/New York County Lawyers' Association, Rules Co-Editor and Contributor of Three Chapters: "Rule 1.7 – Conflicts of Interest: Current Clients;" "Rule 1.8 – Current Clients: Specific Conflicts of Interest Rules;" and "Rule 1.9 – Duties to Former Clients" (2010-2012).

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Legal Ethics & Law Firm Practice
  • Privacy & Cybersecurity

EDUCATION

  • City University of New York School of Law (J.D.)
  • St. Xavier's College (B.A.) Kolkata, India

BAR/COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NewYork
  • New York
  • Connecticut

LANGUAGES

  • Bengali
  • Hindi
Devika Kewalramani is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ethical Screens: Building Electronic Barriers (August 23, 2011) - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Devika Kewalramani and Alvin H. Schulman, Client-to-Client Conflicts: New Look at Overlooked Rule Change (May 15, 2012) - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics in Real Estate Transactions - Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Monday, June 19, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics in Real Estate Transactions - Ethics in Real Estate Transactions, Monday, June 19, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics in Real Estate Transactions - Ethics in Real Estate Transactions, Monday, June 19, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics in Real Estate Transactions - Ethics in Real Estate Transactions, Monday, June 19, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Negotiating Real Estate Deals 2017, Monday, June 26, 2017, New York, NY
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