If the conversation recorded on this YouTube video is real, then it is shocking. In it, a male lawyer seeks to convince his female client to give him oral sex — urging, “30 seconds of pleasure, big deal!” This appears to be the same recording described in these 2006 New York Post and New York Press stories. According to these reports, when she first visited the lawyer’s Wall Street office about a traffic case, he asked her for sex. On a subsequent visit, she wore a recording device. When the Manhattan DA declined to prosecute the lawyer, she brought a civil suit against him seeking $70 million in damages. No word on the status of the case.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.