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Janis Meyer advises clients on professional responsibility, risk management and professional liability issues, with a particular emphasis on attorneys and law firms. Having served as the general counsel of a global firm, she is familiar with a broad spectrum of issues arising in law firms and assists clients on a variety of matters relating to law firm organization, management, policies and structure. Janis was a partner and General Counsel of Dewey & LeBoeuf and its predecessor, Dewey Ballantine, and served as a member of the two-person wind-down committee that oversaw Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy filing and the subsequent wind-down of the firm. She is a prolific speaker on ethics and risk management issues at conferences throughout the country, as well as the UK.
Janis is a Special Professor of Law at The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, where she teaches "The Practical Aspects of Lawyering" and "Legal Ethics". Janis is also a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University School of Law, where she teaches "Professional Responsibility."
Janis clerked for the Honorable George C. Pratt in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.