The Bencher—Ethics Columns

Each issue of The Bencher® includes an Ethics column written alternatively by Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esquire and John P. Ratnaswamy, Esquire. The following is a list of the ethics columns that have been published in The Bencher.









  • New Lateral Partner Creates Conflict That Disqualifies His New Firm--by Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esq.
  • Judicial Law Clerks--By John P. Ratnaswamy, Esquire
  • Federal Court Grants Motion to Disqualify Counsel Based on Rules 1.7, 1.9 and 1.10--By Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esquire
  • In the Year 3535—By John P. Ratnaswamy, Esquire
  • Second Circuit Disqualifies Attorney For Breach of Client Confidences—By Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esquire
  • Today Is the Tomorrow…—By John P. Ratnaswamy, Esquire


  • Advance Waiver Approved by Federal Court in TexasBy Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esquire
  • Pro Bono Expectations and the Ethics RulesBy John P. Ratnaswamy, Esquire
  • Supreme Court Denies In-house Counsel's Motion to Withdraw from Pro Bono Representation Due to Lack of Malpractice InsuranceBy Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esquire
  • ABA Formal Opinion on "Judge's Use of Electronic Social Networking Media"By John P. Ratnaswamy, Esq.
  • Delaware Supreme Court Clarifies Standards for Enforcement of Legal Ethics and Attorney ConductBy Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esq.
  • What If the Umpire Makes a Bad Call?By John P. Ratnaswamy, Esq.
  • Court Penalizes Attorney for Faulty Case Citation and Failure to Address Adverse Authority—By Francis G.X. Pileggi, Esq.

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