Bloomberg Law
June 25, 2021, 4:41 PM

Giuliani Suspension ‘Rare,’ Sends Message on Ethics, Honesty

Melissa Heelan
Melissa Heelan

A New York court ruling temporarily suspending Rudy Giuliani’s law license for “making false and misleading statements to courts” surprised legal ethics experts for its boldness.

This is a “once-in-a-generation decision,” said RonaldMinkoff, chair of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz’s professional responsibility group, who submitted the complaint to the New York Attorney Grievance Committee on behalf of several lawyers’ groups and attorneys.

The interim suspension handed down Thursday by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department is “hugely important” for the profession because it says that lawyers have to act honestly at ...

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