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Janis M. Meyer

Janis M. Meyer

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

New York, NY, USA


Janis Meyer is a partner at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP where she focuses her practice on professional responsibility, risk management and professional liability law, with particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Having served as the general counsel of a global firm, Ms. Meyer is familiar with a broad spectrum of professional liability, human resource, and other risk management issues arising in law firms. During her career, Ms. Meyer has also represented and advised clients in a variety of industries, including banking, financial products and insurance.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson in January 2015, Ms. Meyer was a partner and the General Counsel of Dewey & LeBoeuf and its predecessor, Dewey Ballantine. She was also a member of the two-person wind-down committee that oversaw Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy filing in 2012 and the subsequent wind-down of the firm.

Ms. Meyer is a Special Professor of Law at The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where she teaches "The Nuts & Bolts of Lawyering" and Legal Ethics. Ms. Meyer clerked for the Honorable George C. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law360, Legal Ethics Editorial Advisory Board, 2016, 2017
  • New York City Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee (2014-present)
  • New York City Bar Association, Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Lawyers (1993-2011), Chair (2007-2011)

Ms. Meyer has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at bar association and industry conferences on issues of professional responsibility, law firm risk management, diversity, women in the law, and the role of law firm general counsel.

Janis M. Meyer is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Ethics Issues in Negotiating Sourcing Deals - Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018
Universal Gaming Group v. Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, 2017 Ill. App. (1st) 150878-U (Mar. 31, 2017) - Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018
N.Y. Court of Appeals, Notice to the Bar: Temporary Practice of Law in New York (Part 523) and Registration of Foreign Lawyers as In-House Counsel (Part 522) (Dec. 15, 2015) - Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018
Lawyer’s Professionalism—Lawyers’ Communications With Adversaries—Threatening Professional Discipline, Lawyer’s Lawyer Newsletter (March 2015) - Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018
The State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct Formal Op. 2015-194 - Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018
NYC Bar Assn. Formal Op. 2018-4: Duties When a Lawyer Is Asked to Assist in a Suspicious Transaction (July 31, 2018) - Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018
In re Charges of Unprofessional Conduct, Case No. A15-2078 (Sup. Ct. Minn. 2016) - Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Monday, October 01, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Ethics Issues in Negotiating Sourcing Deals - Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Friday, November 02, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics Issues in Negotiating Sourcing Deals - Ethics Issues in Negotiating Sourcing Deals, Friday, November 02, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics Issues in Negotiating Sourcing Deals - Ethics Issues in Negotiating Sourcing Deals, Friday, November 02, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Outsourcing 2018: ITO, BPO and Cloud, Friday, November 09, 2018, New York, NY
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