A recent New York Times story on efforts by lawyers David Boies and Stan Pottinger to obtain surveillance footage from Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion has it all: A pseudonymous whistleblower. Grainy surveillance footage. Self-destructing files. And a potential holy grail of evidence for alleged victims of Epstein’s sex-trafficking ring.

And it has something more: a host of potential legal ethics problems, according to professors and practicing attorneys in the field who spoke to the New York Law Journal.