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Nicole Hyland

Nicole Hyland

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

New York, NY, USA


Nicole Hyland is a Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit Kurnit Klein & Selz.  She counsels lawyers on ethics issues, such as advertising and social media use, conflicts of interest, legal fee disputes, escrow issues, multijurisdictional law practice, and more. She also represents lawyers in disciplinary proceedings, disqualification motions and malpractice cases. 

 Ms. Hyland serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Standards for Attorney Conduct (COSAC), which is responsible for drafting and proposing amendments to the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.  Since 2008, she has been a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility lawyers (APRL), a national organization of ethics and professional responsibility lawyers and she is co-chair of the Professional Ethics Committee of the New York Women’s Bar Association.  Ms. Hyland is the immediate past Chair of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York City Bar Association, which provides guidance to New York state lawyers on a wide range of ethical issues, issues formal and informal written opinions, and operates the Ethics Hotline, a free resource for all New York state attorneys. 

 Ms. Hyland frequently writes and lectures on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues.  She is the co-author, along with Professor Roy Simon, of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Simon’s New York Rules of Professional Conduct Annotated.

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