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As of November 1, 2017
Chris McDonough became Special Counsel to the law firm of Foley Griffin LLP. Mr. McDonough will continue to practice in the areas of attorney grievance defense, judicial conduct defense, law school discipline, bar exam issues, admission to practice and re-admission to practice.
McDonough and McDonough LLP will continue to provide risk management and consulting to lawyers and law firms on all matters relating to the practice of law, as well as providing ethics opinions and expert witness testimony.
Our new address is:
Chris McDonough Esq.,
Foley Griffin LLP.,
666 Old Country Road,
Garden City, N.Y. 11530
(516) 741-9171 (fax)
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