United States District Court, S.D. New York
As Corrected April 15, 2013.
Kristan Peters was represented by Mark Mukasey, Esq., of Bracewell & Guiliani and later replaced by Richard Maltz, Esq.
The Grievance Committee was made up of District Judge P. Kevin Castel, Chair, Chief Judge Loretta A. Preska, District Judges Vincent L. Briccetti, Katherine B. Forrest, Paul G. Gardephe, John F. Keenan, Colleen McMahon, Louis L. Stanton and Richard J. Sullivan; and Magistrate Judge Frank Maas.
OPINION AND ORDER
(NOT UNDER SEAL)
BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES OF THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
The Committee on Grievances for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (the " Committee" ), having received and reviewed the Report and Recommendation of the Honorable Lisa Margaret Smith, United States Magistrate Judge, which recommended that the Respondent be adjudged guilty of Charges One and Three of the Committee's charging instrument, and after consideration of the objections filed by Respondent Peters and the response to those objections filed by Complainant's Counsel, it is hereby
(1) the Report of Judge Smith is adopted as the Committee's Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law except as specifically noted herein;
(2) Respondent's Objections are rejected for substantially the reasons set forth in the Response to the Objections filed by Complainant's Counsel; and
(3) Respondent is Adjudicated GUILTY of Charges One and Three in the Committee's Charging Instrument; and
(4) Respondent is suspended from the practice of law in this District for a term of seven years, nunc pro tunc to April 10, 2008.
Magistrate Judge Smith's Report contains a full recital of the background to this order. The Committee originally found Respondent guilty of two separate disciplinary violations arising out of her representation of Wolters Kluwer in a matter pending in this district before the Hon. Harold Baer, U.S.D.J., entitled
Wolters Kluwer Fin. Servs., Inc. v. Scivantage, 07 Civ. 2352 (HB). It originally voted to disbar Ms. ...