Even without controversial plaintiffs attorney Steven Donziger in the room, both sides in the heated battle between Chevron and Ecuadorean litigants came out swinging during a legal ethics panel at LegalTech New York on Thursday.

The panel included Chevron counsel Reed Brodsky of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Karen Hinton, who has been a spokeswoman for the Ecuadorean plaintiffs. They traded civil but forceful jabs over the conduct of plaintiffs counsel Donziger in litigation that resulted in a $19 billion judgment against Chevron and a racketeering judgment against Donziger.