Washington, D.C. attorney gets reinstated to law practice in New York following 2009 suspension over bar registration delinquencies

Washington, D.C. attorney gets reinstated to law practice in New York following 2009 suspension over bar registration delinquencies

On Thursday, December 29, 2022, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Judicial Department ruled on the petition for reinstatement from suspension filed by Washington, D.C. attorney Eric A. Gang.

The case is styled ‘In the Matter of Attorneys in Violation of Judiciary Law § 468-a’ with case no. PM-232-22.

According to the Memorandum and Order on Motion, Gang was suspended from practice by a September 2009 order of the Court for conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice arising from his failure to comply with the attorney registration obligations beginning in 2002. Gang sought reinstatement after curing his registration delinquency. The Attorney Grievance Committee opposed no objection to Gang’s reinstatement.

The Court stated among others:

‘Respondent has satisfied the procedural requirements in making his application for reinstatement. . . He appropriately completed an affidavit pursuant to Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters and provided proof of his successful passage of the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam within one year of his making his application for reinstatement.

Respondent’s application for reinstatement and accompanying documentation demonstrate that during his suspension in New York, respondent has not practiced in New York but rather almost exclusively in federal courts and before a federal agency. He similarly demonstrated that he has remained current with developments in the law through the completion of continuing legal education credits.

Respondent has similarly demonstrated the appropriate character and fitness. He has not been subject to discipline in New York or in another jurisdiction, outside of the instant disciplinary matter, and remains in good standing in other jurisdictions and courts where he is admitted to practice. While respondent notes some minor traffic violations and lawsuits that arose during his lengthy suspension, respondent’s application and submissions, as a whole, do not raise concerns as to his character and fitness.’

Accordingly, the Court, having found that Gang’s reinstatement to the practice of law would be in the public interest,  ruled in favor of Gang.

The disposition 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 in the State of New York. effective immediately.”

As of today, Mr. Eric A. Gang practices in Washington, D.C. He has been admitted to the New York Bar, license no. 3036373, as well as to the New Jersey bar. His info can be found on Avvo.

A copy of the order of reinstatement can be found here.

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