Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2021, 1:49 PM

New York Copyright Lawyer Suspended Indefinitely From Practice

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

A New York attorney who regularly represents artists in copyright litigation indefinitely lost his right to practice in the state because a federal court’s interim suspension applied reciprocally, a state appeals court said.

Richard Liebowitz had a fair and full opportunity to fight the disciplinary charges before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York imposed an interim suspension, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, said.

The federal court afforded Liebowitz due process by giving him notice of the sanctions proceeding, a statement of charges, and a chance to respond, the state court said. Liebowitz submitted ...

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