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Roy D. Simon

Roy D. Simon

Hofstra University
Professor Emeritus, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
New York, NY, USA


Roy Simon is a Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics Emeritus. He writes books on legal ethics, serves on bar committees that address legal ethics, consults with lawyers and law firms as an expert on legal ethics, and serves as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases, motions to disqualify, and other matters where the professional conduct of lawyers is at issue.

Professor Simon received his B.A. from Williams College cum laude and his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the N.Y.U. Law Review. He clerked for United States District Judge Robert R. Merhige in Richmond, Virginia, then practiced law at Jenner & Block in Chicago. He began his career as a law professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and nine years later joined the faculty of Hofstra University School of Law, where he served as the Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics at Hofstra from 2003 until 2011.

Professor Simon writes Simon's New York Rules of Professional Conduct Annotated (now in its 18th edition). He also annually coauthors Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards (now in its 27th edition), and is the principal co-author of a textbook for law students entitled Lawyers and the Legal Profession (4th ed. 2009).  He wrote a monthly column for New York Professional Responsibility Report from 1998 through 2011, and has written Spring and Fall columns entitled Developments in the Regulation of Lawyers for the Newsletter of the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility since 1991.

Professor Simon served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics from 2008 – 2011, and has been a member of that committee since 1995.  He is the Chair and Chief Reporter for of the New York State Bar’s Committee on Standards of Professional Conduct (COSAC), which drafted proposals for the New York Rules of Professional Conduct and which to monitors and proposes amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct and other regulatory provisions regarding lawyers. He served as Chair of the Nassau County Bar Committee on Professional Ethics from 1996-1998, was a member of the New York City Bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics from 2002-2005 and 2012-2015. He has also served on the New York City Bar’s Committee on Professional Responsibility, Committee on Professional Discipline, and Task Force on the Role of the Lawyer in Corporate Governance.

Roy D. Simon is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Stack Decision and the Law Firm In-House Privilege - Staying Out of Trouble: The In-House Attorney-Client Privilege and Ethics and Technology Quiz Show, Thursday, December 22, 2016
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters The New York Professional Responsibility Report: In-House Ethics Consultations and the Attorney-Client Privilege: Case Law (January 2009) - PLI Ethics Programs: Winter 2016, Thursday, December 22, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Stack Decision and the Law Firm In-House Privilege - The Stack Decision and the Law Firm In-House Privilege, Thursday, December 22, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Stack Decision and the Law Firm In-House Privilege - The Stack Decision and the Law Firm In-House Privilege, Thursday, December 22, 2016
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Staying Out of Trouble: The In-House Attorney-Client Privilege and Ethics and Technology Quiz Show, Saturday, December 31, 2016, New York, NY
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