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Richard M. Maltz

Richard M. Maltz

Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC

New York, NY, USA


Richard M. Maltz is counsel to the Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Group of Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, P.C.  With more than 23 years of experience in the professional responsibility field, he is one of New York State’s leading practitioners in the field of legal ethics and professional responsibility, representing law graduates seeking admission, lawyers and law firms in a wide variety of disciplinary matters, litigation, fee disputes and law firm disputes.  He was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the top attorneys in his field.  He has also been named as a Super Lawyer as noted in the New York Times Magazine.

Mr. Maltz served two years as First Deputy Chief Counsel (1998-2000) and nine years as Deputy Chief Counsel (1989-1998) for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.  Prior to joining the Committee, Mr. Maltz handled both criminal and civil litigation.

Currently, Mr. Maltz is a member of the New York State Bar Committee on Professional Discipline, the New York City Bar Professional and Judicial Ethics Committee and Co-Chair of the New York County Lawyers’ Ethics Committee.  He was creator and Chair of the 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. He has also acted as an ethics expert.
Richard M. Maltz is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters In re Apple, 148 A.D.3d 217 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2d Dept. 2017) - Winter Ethics 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters, 22 NYCRR § 1240.11, Diversion to a Mentoring Program (effective October 1, 2016) - Winter Ethics 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
In re Furtzaig, 305 A.D.2d 7 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1st Dept. 2003) - Winter Ethics 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
New York Judiciary Law § 90, Admission to and removal from practice by appellate division; character committees (McKinney 2017) - Winter Ethics 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
Pearl v. Metropolitan Transp. Authority, 156 A.D.2d 281 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1st Dept. 1989) - Winter Ethics 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
In re Galasso, 19 N.Y.3d 688 (2012) - Winter Ethics 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
In re Saghir, 86 A.D.3d 121 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2d Dept. 2011) - Winter Ethics 2017, Thursday, December 21, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Getting In and Out of Trouble: Anatomy of a Disciplinary Case - Staying Out of Trouble 2017: Hot Topics in Ethics and Avoiding Professional Discipline, Tuesday, December 26, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Getting In and Out of Trouble: Anatomy of a Disciplinary Case - Getting In and Out of Trouble: Anatomy of a Disciplinary Case, Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Getting In and Out of Trouble: Anatomy of a Disciplinary Case - Getting In and Out of Trouble: Anatomy of a Disciplinary Case, Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Staying Out of Trouble 2017: Hot Topics in Ethics and Avoiding Professional Discipline - Staying Out of Trouble 2017: Hot Topics in Ethics and Avoiding Professional Discipline, Thursday, December 28, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Getting In and Out of Trouble: Anatomy of a Disciplinary Case - Getting In and Out of Trouble: Anatomy of a Disciplinary Case, Tuesday, December 26, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Staying Out of Trouble 2017: Hot Topics in Ethics and Avoiding Professional Discipline, Thursday, December 28, 2017, New York, NY
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