On Thursday, November 3,  2022, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Judicial Department ruled on Brooklyn attorney Meghan Elaine Nayak’s petition for reinstatement.

The case titled ‘In the Matter of Meghan Elaine Nayak’ was brought by Respondent Nayak, case no. PM-184-22.

The following are summarized from the filing:

By an Order of the Court dated May 2019, respondent was suspended from the practice of law for her failure to comply with her attorney registration obligations beginning in 2013. Respondent had already cured her registration delinquency in August 2020 and has since remained current in her attorney registration obligations. On August 1, 2022, Respondent filed before the Court her application for reinstatement.

The Order states:

“Given that respondent has been suspended for a duration of approximately three years at the time of the filing of her application, she appropriately prepared an affidavit in accord with Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters. . . Respondent has likewise provided evidence of her successful passage of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination in 2021 as a prerequisite to her reinstatement.”

The Order continues:

“Conversely, her reinstatement is likely to have a tangible benefit. Respondent, a former New Jersey public defender, is now focused on “creating a policy o reduce mass incarceration in this country” and it is submitted that her career focus on assisting marginalized and disadvantaged populations would be well served by her restoration to practice in New York.”

With the foregoing facts, the court concluded that Nayak has demonstrated her entitlement to reinstatement and granted her application for reinstatement, and restored her name to the roll of attorneys in this state, effective immediately.

The Disposition reads:

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

ORDERED that respondent is reinstated as an attorney and counselor-at-law in the State of New York, effective immediately. “

As of today, Ms. Meghan Elaine Nayak practices in Brooklyn, New York. She works with Vera Institute of Justice. She graduated from the Cardozo School of Law in 2010. She has been licensed in New York, as well as in New Jersey. Her profile can be found on LinkedIn.

A copy of the reinstatement order can be found here.