Rudy Giuliani’s Law License Suspension, Explained (Podcast)

July 13, 2021, 7:17 PM

Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and once the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan, has been disciplined over his role in the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Other lawyers who represented the President could also get hit with sanctions.

What does it mean to have your law license suspended? What can and can’t lawyers do when they’ve been sanctioned? And why are these attorneys facing discipline when their clients are, by and large, happy with their work? For answers, we turn to Bloomberg Law legal ethics reporter Melissa Heelan. She breaks down the distinction between license suspension and disbarment and explores why, what these attorneys are accused of, makes their cases so unique.

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To contact the reporter on this story: David Schultz in Washington at dschultz@bloombergindustry.com

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