On Thursday, August 24, 2023, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Judicial Department made a ruling on the petition for reinstatement from suspension and request for leave to resign for non-disciplinary reasons filed by attorney Gary Meyer Rinck.

The case is styled ‘In the Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a,’ case number PM-185-23.

According to the Decision and Order on Motion, Rinck was suspended from practice by a September 2022 order of the Court for violation of the Judiciary Law § 468-a, arising from his failure to comply with attorney registration.

Rinck sought reinstatement after resolving his registration delinquencies, and filed a notice of motion and affidavit with exhibits in support of his application for reinstatement, while also requesting leave to resign from the state Bar for non-disciplinary reasons. The Attorney Grievance Committee did not oppose Rick’s motion.

The court, after carefully reviewing Rinck’s notice of motion and accompanying affidavit, along with the exhibits provided, found clear and convincing evidence that Rinck had complied with the suspension order and adhered to the court’s rules. Furthermore, the court determined that Rinck possessed the necessary character and fitness to practice law, and reinstating him would serve the public interest.

In addition to granting the motion for reinstatement, the court also approved Rinck’s application for leave to resign for non-disciplinary reasons.

The order reads:

“ORDERED that respondent’s motion for reinstatement is granted; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent is reinstated as an attorney and counselor-at-law, effective immediately.

ORDERED that respondent’s application for leave to resign is simultaneously granted and his nondisciplinary resignation is accepted; and it is further

ORDERED that respondent’s name is hereby stricken from the roll of attorneys and counselors-at-law of the State of New York, effective immediately, and until further order of this Court.”

At the time of writing, Mr. Thomas Christopher Giordano’s LinkedIn profile indicates that he is the EVP and General Counsel of Wiley Publishing, Inc. He attended Harvard Law School, and he had been licensed to practice in New York, license no. 2365880.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.