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Faculty Information

Eileen Libby & Steven C. Krane - USA


Eileen Libby is Associate Ethics Counsel at the American Bar
Association's Center For Professional Responsibility. Before joining
the ABA, she was a litigator and administrative law judge. She also
served as law clerk to the Honorable William J. Bauer, former Chief
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Her Bachelor's degree is from the University of Illinois and she holds
an M.S. in Industrial Relations and a law degree, cum laude, both
from Loyola University of Chicago. She is the author of numerous
articles on the subject of professional responsibility, including
"Offshore Ripples Make Waves for U.S. Paralegals," Facts &
Findings (May 2007), and "A Qualified Yes: U.S. lawyers must
manage outsourcing arrangements to avoid ethics concerns,” ABA
Journal (November 2008)


Steven Krane joined Proskauer upon his graduation from New York
University School of Law in 1981, taking a year off in 1984-85 to
serve as law clerk to Judge Judith S. Kaye of the New York Court of
Appeals. He became a partner in the Litigation and Dispute
Resolution Department in 1989, and is the chair of the firm’s Law
Firm Advisory Practice Group, concentrating in the field of legal
ethics and professional responsibility, while continuing to represent
commercial clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters.
Steven represents law firms and individual lawyers in a variety of
professional matters, including rendering opinions and counseling
them on a daily basis on a broad range of professional matters
including conflicts of interest, client confidentiality, cross-border legal practice issues,
partnership disputes, and internal investigations. In addition, he defends law firms in litigated
proceedings involving legal malpractice and other civil claims; represents individual lawyers
before grievance and disciplinary committees; and assists lawyers in disputes concerning
admission to the Bar. He has served as a litigation consultant and expert witness testifying on a
variety of issues such as conflicts of interest, litigation conduct, legal malpractice, billing
disputes, and solicitation of clients by lawyers leaving a law firm.