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Darfur

Letter to Secretary of State Rice Recommending that the US Representative to the UN Security Council Vote to Refer the Darfur Situation to the International Criminal Court ( PDF format )
Letter to the International Commission of Inquiry on Darfur Recommending that the UN Refer the situation in Darfur to the International Criminal Court ( PDF format )

Death Tax

Letter to Congress regarding reinstating the state death tax credit at the federal level. ( PDF format )

Debt Buyers

Testimony before the New York City Council in support of Intro. 0660-2007, which amends the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to buyers of consumer debt (February 2009) ( PDF format )

Debt Buyers

Report in support of Intro. 0660-2007 which amends the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to buyers of consumer debt (January 2009) ( PDF format )

Debt Collection Agencies

Report on A.455-A/S.219-A which would amend the General Business Law by requiring the licensing of debt collection agencies and amend the Civil Practice Law and Rules regarding pleading requirements (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )

Debt Collection Practices

Comments on proposed amendments to the New York Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (NYFDCPA) ( PDF format )
Comments on proposed rule making by the New York State Department of Financial Services regarding debt collection (October 2013) ( PDF format )
Comments on the Proposed Rulemaking by the NYS Department of Financial Services Regarding Debt Collection by Third Party Debt Collectors and Buyers (August 2014) ( PDF format )
Report on legislation requiring that debt collection agencies be licensed by the state (Reissued March 2011) ( PDF format )
Report on the Consumer Credit Fairness Act - A.9053/S.7349 (Reissued August 2014) ( PDF format )
Testimony on the Consumer Credit Fairness Act - A.7558/S.4398 (May 2009) ( PDF format )

Debt Settlement Companies

Report on S.2493 which would expand the definition of budget planning in include debt management and debt settlement and regulate the activities of budget planners (Reissued March 2013) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Consumer Affairs on Debt Settlement Companies (November 2010) ( PDF format )

Debt Settlement Services

Profiteering From Financial Distress: An Examination Of The Debt Settlement Industry (May 2012) ( PDF format )
Report on A.597 which would amend the Budget Planning Law to permit entities other than Type B not-for-profit corporations to offer debt management services and allow such entities to conduct business in New York, subject to licensure, fee limitations, consumer disclosures, and additional conditions. (May 2013) ( PDF format )

Debtors and Creditors

Report expressing support for A.8527/S.6203, the Exempt Income Protection Act ( PDF format )

Decanting

Letter to the IRS on Notice 2011-101 which requests comments on the income, gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax issues and consequences arising from a transfer by a trustee of all or a portion of the principal of an irrevocable trust to another irrevocable trust (April 2012) ( PDF format )

Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion Amount (DSUEA)

Comments to the IRS regarding the Proposed and Temporary Regulations on the Portability of the Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion Amount (September 2012) ( PDF format )
Letter to the IRS commenting on Notice 2011-82 which concerns estate planning techniques for the creation of trusts upon the death of the first spouse to die (October 2011) ( PDF format )

Demonstrations

Letter to Mayor Bloomberg Regarding the Right to March in New York City ( PDF format )

Department of Defense

Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates regarding statements made by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, Charles D. Stimson, at an interview with federal news service on January 11, 2007 ( PDF format )
Letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the nomination of Robert M. Gates as Secretary of Defense ( PDF format )

Department of Investigation, Inspector General

Report on Int. No. 1079-2013 which would create an inspector general as part of the Department of Investigation (June 2013) ( PDF format )

Department of Justice

Letter to Congress supporting the holding of broad oversight hearings in the Senate to review the current state of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice ( PDF format )

Deportation Proceedings, Legal Services

Funding in 2015-2016 Executive Budget to Support Legal Representation and Social/Educational Services for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children (December 2014) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the New York City Council regarding models for providing legal services for immigrants in deportation proceedings (February 2014) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the NYS Assembly Social Services and Children and Families Committees discussing importance of New York State providing funding to support legal representation of those unaccompanied minors who have fled their Central American countries and entered the United States, and who are currently present in the State of New York (September 2014) ( PDF format )

Deposition Subpoenas

Letter to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts proposing amendments to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure which would provide non-parties served with Rule 30(b)(6) deposition subpoenas greater protections against undue burdens (April 2013) ( PDF format )

Derivative Transactions

A.8536/S.3878-A Derivative and Replication Transaction-Extender ( PDF format )

Derivatives

Letter to congress regarding the Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009 (October 2009) ( PDF format )

Desegregation

Amicus Brief: Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, filed in the U.S. Supreme Court ( PDF format )

Detainees

Amicus Brief: Boumediene v. Bush (filed in the U.S. Supreme Court, August 2007) ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress commenting on S.1253, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 ("NDAA") (July 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress expressing concern regarding the Uniting and Strengthening America Act of 2001 ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress regarding Sections 1112 and 1113 of the 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (H.R. 1) which would effect the use of funds to transfer Guantanamo detainees (March 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress regarding the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 ("NDAA") (June 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to President Elect Obama Offering Recommendations Regarding Detention and Trial of Detainees ( PDF format )
Letter to President Obama regarding indefinite or prolonged detention without trial (July 2009) ( PDF format )
Letter to Professor Jose Alverez supporting the Resolution passed by the American Society of International Law on the Use of Armed Force and the Treatment of Detainees ( PDF format )
Letter to Senate supporting passage of sections 1031 and 1033 of S. 1197, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014 (December 2013) ( PDF format )
Letter to the INS opposing the Interim Rule which bars the release of the identity or other information relating to Service detainees being housed or otherwise maintained in non-federal facilities ( PDF format )
Letter to the INS urging that the current custody procedures which specify the period of time in which the INS must make a determination following an arrest without a warrant not be amended ( PDF format )

Detainees, Prosecution of

Letter to Congress regarding Section 1116 (which would terminate funding for the transfer of a non-citizen to the US) of the 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act (December 2010) ( PDF format )

Detainees, release of

Amicus Brief: Kiyemba v. Obama (re: Petition for Certiorari, U.S. Supreme Court, May 2009) ( PDF format )
Amicus Brief: Kiyemba v. Obama (U.S. Supreme Court, December 2009) ( PDF format )

Detainees, Representation of

Letter to Department of Defense regarding Protective Order Governing Counsel Access to Detainees (April 2011) ( PDF format )

Detainees, Right to Counsel

City Bar Statement Condemning Attacks on Department of Justice Lawyers Who have Represented Guantanamo Detainees (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress on S.744 concerning proposed amendments which would reverse advances in reducing detention and providing due process and appointed counsel (May 2013) ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress regarding S.744 the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” as it relates to the right to counsel for indigent individuals in deportation hearings (April 2013) ( PDF format )
Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee Re: Proposed Section 1037 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 (May 2010) ( PDF format )
The Right to Counsel for Detained Individuals in Removal Proceedings (August 2009) ( PDF format )

Detainees, Treatment of

Analysis of DOD Directive 3115.09 ( PDF format )

Detainers

Report on Int. 656-2011 which would put reasonable restraints on the Department of Correction's practices in the holding of immigrants under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the New York City Council Immigration Committee on Int. 656-2011, which would put reasonable restraints on the Department of Correction's practices in the holding of immigrants under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers (October 2011) ( PDF format )

Detention of Immigrant Women and Children

Letter to President Obama re: Opposition to Expansion of Detention of Immigrant Women and Children (November 2014) ( PDF format )

Detention of Lawful Permanent Residents

Letter to the Department of Homeland Security regarding mandatory detention under the Immigration and Nationality Act (July 2009) ( PDF format )

Detention of Noncitizens

Letter to Congress on H.R.1932 the Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2011 (September 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to Congress regarding S.744 the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” as it relates to reducing the detention rates of non-citizens (April 2013) ( PDF format )

Development, Hudson Yards

Report on the Financing of the Hudson Yards Infrastructure Project ( PDF format )

Disabilities

Best Practices Guidelines for Employer Interviewing Job Candidates with Disabilities ( PDF format )
Comments on the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ( PDF format )
Report on The Medicare Independent Living Act of 2007 (H.R.1809) which would provide Medicare coverage of power wheelchairs for use outside the home (February 2008) ( PDF format )
Report urging legislation to require taxicab accessibility in New York City (January 2011) ( PDF format )
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (November 2008) ( PDF format )
Website Accessibility for People With Disabilities ( PDF format )

Disclosure of Classified Information

Letter to Congress urging the opposition of the amendment to S.236 proposed by Senator Kyl which would broaden Section 798(a) of Title 18 of the United States Code ( PDF format )

Disclosure of client confidences and secrets; scope of the exception concerning the client's intention to commit a crime.

THE ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK FORMAL OPINION 2002-01

Disclosure of privileged materials

Letter to Congress expressing support for S.2450 which would amend the Federal Rules of Evidence by adding Rule 502 which addresses the effect of disclosure of privileged materials in federal courts and proceedings before federal offices and agencies ( PDF format )

Discovery

Letter to the Administrative Office of the United States Courts commenting on whether or not problems in practice exist under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) that would best be addressed through an amendment to the Rule or whether continued development of case law would suffice ( PDF format )

Discrimination

A755-A/S.958-B and A.1055-A/S.4460 which would prohibit employment discrimination and housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence (June 2009) ( PDF format )
It is Time to Enforce the Law: A Report on Fulfilling the Promise of the New York City Human Rights Law
Letter to Congress expressing support for H.R. 2015, The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) ( PDF format )
Letter to NYC Council Speaker Miller urging that the City enact the Local Civil Rights Restoration Act (Intro 22-A) ( PDF format )
Letter to the U.S. Department of Labor urging that the ninety-day waiver of the affirmative action requirements of Executive Order 11246 that the Deputy Assistant Secretary granted on September 9 to companies awarded federal contracts for Hurricane Katrina relief activities be rescinded ( PDF format )
Report in support of legislation which would amend New York State's Human Rights Law to prohibit employment discrimination (A.1222/S.3052) and housing discrimination (A.5916/S.3072) against actual or perceived victims of domestic violence and stalking ( PDF format )
Report on A.2348/S.5526, in relation to prohibitng employers from discriminating against victims of domestic violence (Reissued June 2011) ( PDF format )
Report on A.9024/S.6994, in relation to preventing housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence (Reissued May 2012) ( PDF format )
Report on City Council Int. No. 305, in relation to prohibiting housing discrimination against actual or perceived victims of domestic violence, sex offenses or stalking ( PDF format )
Report on Int. No. 0672-2011 which addresses discrimination against persons accompanied by an on-duty police dog (November 2011) ( PDF format )

Disorderly Conduct Statute

Amicus Brief: State of New York v. Johnson (NYS Court of Appeals, January 2014) ( PDF format )

Disqualifying Securities Offerings

Letter to the SEC on File No S7-21-11, Implementing Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Comments on Disqualification of Felons and Other Bad Actors from Rule 506 Offerings (August 2011) ( PDF format )

Distressed Businesses

Non-Bankruptcy Alternatives to Restructurings and Asset Sales (November 2010) ( PDF format )

District Attorneys

Report re: S.4928-B/A.7333-B, which would give Queens County DA jurisdiction over cases arising on Rikers Island (November 2014) ( PDF format )

Diversity in the Profession

Diversity Benchmarking Study - A Report to Signatory Law Firms ( PDF format )
Letter to President Obama regarding the nomination of minority candidates to United State Attorney positions ( PDF format )
Report and Recommendations with Regard to the Statement of Goals for Increasing Minority Retention and Promotion
Resource Guide: Best Practices Standards for the Recruitment, Retention, Development, and Advancement of Racial/Ethnic Minority Attorneys ( PDF format )

Diversity on the Bench

Letter to Governor Spitzer urging greater diversification of New York State’s judiciary through the appointment and election of members of the LGBT and other under-represented populations (February 2008) ( PDF format )

Diversity Pipeline

Best Practices for Building and Supporting the Pipeline to the Legal Profession: Post Conference Report (April 2014) ( PDF format )

Divorce and Maintenance Laws

Report on A.11447 Review and Assess the Divorce and Maintenance Laws of New York State (June 2010) ( PDF format )
Report to the Law Revision Commission highlighting crucial issues that should be examined in the Commission's assessment of the maintenance laws of the state and the economic consequence of divorce on the parties (October 2011) ( PDF format )

DNA, Collection of

Report on A.8547/S.5560 regarding the All Crimes DNA Act which would require the collection of a DNA sample from every person convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (June 2011) ( PDF format )

Domestic Excess Line Insurers

Report on A.5631/S.3858 (The Excess Line Legislation) which would authorize domestic excess line insurance companies (May 2013) ( PDF format )

Domestic Violence

Letter to Governor Cuomo highlighting some of the most important issues related to domestic violence in New York State to be considered during his term (February 2011) ( PDF format )
Letter to NYC Housing Authority urging that it continue and strengthen efforts to ensure that its policies most effectively help battered women seek and maintain safety ( PDF format )

Domestic Violence Perpetrators

Report on A.10492/S.7411 which would enhance the penalty for domestic violence perpetrators who repeatedly violate orders of protection ( PDF format )

Domestic Violence Victims

Report on A.1055-B/S.4460-A which would prohibit housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence (March 2010) ( PDF format )
Report on A.4516-D/S.3438-B regarding merit time for incarcerated survivors of family or household violence (Reissued January 2010) ( PDF format )
Report on A.9056/S.6924 which would provide victims of domestic violence with the right to call and access police and emergency assistance as well as provide housing-related protections to victims of domestic violence (June 2014) ( PDF format )
Testimony before the NYS Democratic Conference Public Forum concerning legislation addressing housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence and the sentencing of victims who are convicted of committing crimes where abuse was a significant contributing factor to the criminal behavior (May 2012) ( PDF format )

Domestic Violence Victims, Sentencing of

Report on A.4314-C/S.3337-C, the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act, which would give greater discretion to judges when sentencing defendants who are survivors of domestic violence (Reissued May 2014) ( PDF format )

Domestic Violence, Emergency Residential Services

Report on A.10228/S.7185 which would permit all victims of domestic violence, including non-qualified aliens, to be eligible for emergency domestic violence residential services ( PDF format )

Drug Convictions, Sealing of

Report expressing support for A.4552 which would permit the conditional sealing of certain drug and marijuana convictions (November 2008) ( PDF format )

Drug Offenders

Letter to Congress urging support of HR 4213, the Elimination of Barriers for Katrina Act, which would allow all victims of Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita, even those who have a prior drug conviction, to obtain important federal benefits ( PDF format )

Drug Prohibition

A Wiser Course: Ending Drug Prohibition (June 1994) ( PDF format )
A Wiser Course: Ending Drug Prohibition, Fifteen Years Later" – A Statement from the Committee on Drugs and the Law (April 2009) ( PDF format )

Drug Reform

The International Drug Control Treaties: How Important Are They to U.S. Drug Reform? (August 2012) ( PDF format )

Drug Use

Report on A.2063/S.4454 regarding the use of a controlled substance obtained during medial treatment for an overdose as evidence (Reissued June 2011) ( PDF format )


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