Bloomberg Law
Feb. 6, 2019, 5:12 PM

Associate Who Lied to Partner Suspended for Three Months

Bernie Pazanowski
Bernie Pazanowski

A former associate at a law firm, who lied to a partner multiple times, can’t practice for three months.

Mitigating factors supported the short suspension, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division said in a per curiam opinion.

The partner asked Dennis McCoobery to draft an appellate brief. He complied, but filed the brief without telling the partner.

When the partner asked about the brief, McCoobery gave him an alleged draft, which the partner edited. McCoobery didn’t fess up until the partner confronted him.

In another case, McCoobery was told to send an appellate brief to the printer and ask ...

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