NYLS in the News

New York Law Journal, “Agencies Gear Up to Help Immigrants Gain Legal Status.”

By Tania Karas
November 24, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Lenni Benson
Subject: Immigration

Several attorneys are cautioning people against filing an application without first seeing an attorney, even if they are sure they fit the requirements. “Someone may not even know they have an outstanding order for removal, so a family member’s application could trigger their removal,” said immigration law professor Lenni Benson, who directs New York Law School’s Safe Passage Project for unaccompanied immigrant youth.

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Crain’s New York Business, “MTA Chief Peers Into the Future.”

By Erik Engquist
November 21, 2014

 

 

 

 

Center for New York City Law
Subject: MTA

Mr. Prendergast mentioned the potential changes in response to audience questions after a breakfast speech hosted by New York Law School in Manhattan. He was on hand to drum up support for the MTA’s $32 billion, five-year capital plan, which is $15 billion short of being fully funded.

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Bloomberg, “2014 Looks Profitable, Wells Fargo Says: Business of Law.”

By Ellen Rosen
November 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Andrew Berman
Subject: Real Estate

In New York, three real estate lawyers have joined the real estate practice group. Yariv Ben-Ari, Andrew Berman and Lisa Lim are joining as partners, focusing on complex real estate transactions, including commercial leasing, financings, economic development and incentives.

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Gotham Gazette, “The Case for Uber Data Sharing.”

By Ari Ezra Waldman
November 19, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Ari Ezra Waldman
Subject: Data Sharing; Intellectual Property

The e-receipt from your last Uber ride isn’t the only record of your trip. The base that dispatched your car records a “what, when, and where” of your journey, and that information is available to the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) upon request.

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Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “Brooklyn Law School Dean Comes to Brooklyn’s Defense.”

November 17, 2014

 

 

 

 

Dean Anthony W. Crowell
Subject: Bar Passage Rate

“I am surprised and deeply disappointed in these results,” said Anthony Crowell, dean of New York Law School, which experienced a 12-point decline.

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Gay City News, “The Trouble With Kansas’ Governor.”

By Arthur Leonard
November 14, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Marriage Equality

he Supreme Court, at the close of business on November 12, denied a request for giving the State of Kansas a stay of a district court marriage equality ruling while it seeks review by an appeals court.

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CoinDesk, “Payments Veterans Discuss Bitcoin vs Apple Pay at NY Law Conference.”

By Tanaya Macheel
October 23, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Bitcoin Conference
Subject: Bitcoins

At the Bitcoin Law conference, an event held at New York Law School this Tuesday, American Express VP and senior counsel Emily Goodman Binick called Apple Pay exciting because it will lead more consumers to make purchases with their phones.

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Payments Source, “Apple’s Mobile Buzz Impacts Bitcoin, but Regs Still Unclear.”

By Bailey Reutzel
October 23, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Bitcoin Conference
Subject: Bitcoins

The Apple Pay effect on m-commerce should result in more attention for mobile-heavy Bitcoin transactions, but virtual currencies are still being held back by unclear regulations, according to payment executives.

Bitcoin should benefit from the broad fallout from Apple Pay’s vast mainstream publicity, said Emily Goodman Binick, American Express’ vice president and general counsel during a panel discussion at Bitcoin Law: Regulation and Transaction, which was held at New York Law School Oct. 21.

This event was also featured by CoinDesk and Ultra Coin.

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Gay City News, “US Judge Rules Against Marriage Equality in Puerto Rico.”

By Arthur Leonard
October 22, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Arthur Leonard
Subject: Marriage Equality

A federal district judge has rejected a marriage equality lawsuit Lambda Legal brought on behalf of same-sex couples in Puerto Rico.

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JD Supra, “GMAC/CTFC Hosts Open Meeting Regarding Bitcoin and Digital Currency.”

October 22, 2014

 

 

 

 

NYLS Faculty Houman Shadab
Subject: Bitcoins

The Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC) of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held an open meeting on October 9, 2014 regarding crypto-currency developments as they relate to the CFTC and the markets it regulates. CFTC Chief Counsel David Van Wagner and CFTC Associate Director Thomas Leahy delivered remarks at the meeting, which also convened a panel of industry participants, including: Leonard Nuara of TeraExchange, Tim Byun of BitPay (a Bitcoin payment processor), Jerry Brito of the Coin Center (a non-profit research and advocacy group) and Houman Shadab (a New York Law School professor and industry commentator).

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