Motion No. 2021-00491 - May 3, 2021

IN THE MATTER OF RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI, AN ATTORNEY

PER CURIAM
The Attorney Grievance Committee moves for an order, pursuant to
Judiciary Law §90(2) and the Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters (22 NYCRR)
§1240.9(a)(5), immediately suspending respondent from the practice of law based upon
claimed violations of rules 3.3(a); 4.1; 8.4(c) and 8.4(h) of the Rules of Professional
Conduct (22 NYCRR 1200.0) (Rules of Conduct or RPC). Respondent was admitted to
practice as an attorney and counselor at law in the State of New York on June 25, 1969,
under the name Rudolph William Giuliani. He maintains a law office within the First
Judicial Department.
For the reasons that follow, we conclude that there is uncontroverted evidence
that respondent communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts,
lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald
J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection
in 2020. These false statements were made to improperly bolster respondent’s narrative
that due to widespread voter fraud, victory in the 2020 United States presidential
election was stolen from his client. We conclude that respondent’s conduct immediately
threatens the public interest and warrants interim suspension from the practice of law,
pending further proceedings before the Attorney Grievance Committee (sometimes AGC
or Committee).

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