On Thursday, January 5, 2023, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered the suspension of New York attorney Yoram Keinan in consideration of the certified order from the State of New York, which suspended his license to practice law by consent in that jurisdiction for one year.

The case is styled as “In Re Yoram Keinan” and was brought by the Disciplinary Counsel under Case #22-BG-809.

On October 28, 2022, the Court suspended Keinan pending final disposition of the proceeding and directed him to show cause why reciprocal discipline should not be imposed. Keinan filed his D.C.  Bar R. XI § 14(g) affidavit on November 9, 2022, however, he has not filed his response.

Keinan’s suspension by consent in New York stemmed from the allegations that he violated the rules of professional conduct governing conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation relating to his keeping of the legal fees paid to him by the family of a client instead of forwarding the fees to the law firm. Thereafter, upon the law firm’s discovery of his conduct, Keinan immediately made full restitution to the former.

The New York suspension order can be found online here.

Based on the foregoing facts, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals imposed identical discipline as that of New York.

The Disposition reads:

“ORDERED that Yoram Keinan is hereby suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia for one year, nunc pro tunc to November 9, 2022. Respondent’s reinstatement is conditioned upon his reinstatement in New York and a showing of fitness.”

Prior to the suspension, Mr. Yoram Keinan practiced in Flanders, New Jersey as a Tax Consultant. He obtained his law degree from Tel Aviv University School of Law, graduating in 1995. He has been admitted to the state bars of the District of Columbia and New York. Keinan’s info can be found on LinkedIn.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.