Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
Richard M. Maltz is counsel to the Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility Group at Frankfurt Kurnit.
He has more than 25 years of experience in the professional responsibility field, representing lawyers in disciplinary matters and lawyers and law firms in partnership disputes. He also handles litigation involving professional responsibility issues, fee disputes, law firm disputes, disqualification, sanctions, and problems in the admission process for law graduates.
Mr. Maltz served 12 years in the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division, including two years as First Deputy Chief Counsel (1998-2000) and nine years as Deputy Chief Counsel (1989-1998) for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department. Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Maltz handled both criminal and civil litigation.
Currently, Mr. Maltz is Chair of the New York State Bar Committee on Professional Discipline and a member of the New York County Lawyers' Association Committee on Professional Ethics. He was creator and Chair of the former New York State Trial Lawyer’s Ethics Committee.
Mr. Maltz is a former Chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the New York City Bar (2002-2005) and former Chair and then Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Westchester County Bar Association. He is a member of the New York County Lawyers' Ethics Institute and was appointed to the New York State Bar Advertising Task Force. He was also former Chair of the Briarcliff Manor Ethics Board, as well as a former Referee for the Judicial Conduct Commission.
Mr. Maltz has been certified to teach an ethics CLE course by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board and he lectures often on disciplinary and ethical issues for New York State, City, and County Bar associations and for private law firms. He has taught professional responsibility at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and has published articles in the New York Law Journal, New York State Bar Journal, and Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. Mr. Maltz sits on the editorial board for the New York Legal Ethics Reporter. He has also acted as an ethics expert.
Mr. Maltz is admitted to practice in New York.
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