ACC Supports U.S. Supreme Court Review Of New York’s Physical Office Requirement For Attorneys

ACC Position: 

ACC filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in Ekaterina Schoenefeld v. Eric T. Schneiderman, et al. on January 19, supporting a petition to review the constitutionality of a New York law requiring nonresident New York-licensed attorneys to maintain a physical office for the practice of law, while imposing no such requirement on resident New York attorneys.

ACC argues that in-house lawyers are disproportionately affected by the law, as it “needlessly impede[s] corporations’ ability to hire outside counsel of their choice or relocate in-house legal staff.” It also affects in-house lawyers’ flexibility to advise and represent their employers who do business in the state, yet do not have physical offices there, ACC states.

ACC thanks Lawrence S. Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy PLLC, counsel of record, for his work on the brief.

Click here to view the brief.