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Arthur F. Greenbaum Media Hits
The following is a list of selected media coverage for Arthur F. Greenbaum. The links below will direct you to sites that are not affiliated with the Moritz College of Law. They are subject to change, and some may expire or require registration as time passes.
Professor Art Greenbaum was quoted in an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer regarding the prosecution of Cincinnati attorney, Stan Chesley who is accused of unethical law practices and improperly keeping $7.5 million dollars in clients' fees. If, as Chesley’s letters indicate, he wants to challenge the reciprocity agreements between Kentucky and other states including Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, it won’t be easy, he said.
Professor Arthur Greenbaum was quoted in the Sandusky Register about a possible conflict of interest for special prosecutor Dean Henry who is representing different parties in related cases. "“I don’t have enough facts to be able to state whether this is conflict of interest,” Greenbaum said. “But this would certainly seem like one.”
Professor Arthur Greenbaum was quoted in an article from the Bloomberg News Service regarding the case of Stanley Chesley. "Yesterday’s ruling is by no means the end to Chesley’s saga. Ohio, where his office is located, has reciprocity rules that require sanctions similar to those imposed by another state. Arthur Greenbaum, a professor at the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, said in an e-mail that the 'Ohio Supreme Court uses the provision frequently.'"
Professor Arthur Greenbaum was quoted in a Dayton Daily News article about Judge Douglas Rastatter of the Clark County Common Pleas Court being charged with judicial misconduct.
“An isolated finding that a judge should have disqualified himself and did not is troubling (no one wants bias in the system), but often is not worthy of discipline,” Greenbaum said. “We all miss a judgment call on occasion. As to this charge, the compounding problem, in my mind, is the judge’s alleged lack of acceptance of the Supreme Court’s finding of bias.”
Professor Arthur Greenbaum was quoted in a Law.com piece about SEC settlements with attorneys who are trying to avoid being disbarred. Nothing bars state disciplinary authorities from independently investigating fraud alleged in SEC actions, Greenbaum said. And "if we believe an SEC allegation in a complaint is a good indicator of possible fraudulent attorney conduct, we might encourage, or even require, the SEC to forward its complaints [to state bars] and perhaps even share the fruits of its initial investigation in the matter," Greenbaum added.
Professor Art Greenbaum was quoted in the ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct regarding challenges that remain in regulating multijurisdictional practice. The story states: “Arthur Greenbaum of Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law explained that in 2002 the ABA revised Model Rule 5.5 with the hope that it would ease states’ increasingly outdated restrictions on unauthorized practice. The rule has been adopted in some form by a large majority of U.S. jurisdictions.”
Professor Arthur Greenbaum was quoted in an article in the Middleton Journal on the discovery of a local law firm’s client information in a nearby dumpster. The story states: “Even if a client tells his attorney to dispose of a file, the attorney is still required to safeguard the information during its destruction, said Arthur Greenbaum, a law professor for Ohio State University’s Michael E. Moritz College of Law.
‘You go to lawyers for all sorts of personal matters,’ he said, ‘and ... we simply have a rule that says all information is to be kept confidential.’ ”
Professor Arthur F. Greenbaum is quoted in this Toledo Blade article on Governor Bob Taft being publicly reprimanded by the Ohio Supreme Court for last year's misdemeanor ethics convictions. "A public reprimand is the least severe of the sanctions that might be imposed. A public reprimand plays many functions, but it is clearly embarrassing for any lawyer who receives one. For Governor Taft, the knowledge of a reprimand will be widely noted for the public at large."